jeanmarc wrote: hello
my name is Jean Marc ,i leave in Thailand.I have hep c genotype 4 (not see much this genotype on forum..) for min 25 years
6 months ago ,I did a viral load and it was 1 700 000,it took about 2 weeks to get the result (I stay on a small island so it take 2 days of transport to send the blood to the lab).
2 months ago ,I travelled to Bangladesh and bought 3 months of twinvir treatment .
after one month of twinvir ,I went directly to a lab in Bangkok (BRIA) and they told me it will take about a week for the result .But only 3 days after i receive the result <15 witch I was happy,but surprised why it was so fast to have the result!?
Today,I want to asked for a new test (to a different place,again on my small island) and they told me it will take between 2 and 3 weeks .
So I worry about all these differents delays to get result for the viral load test
What should be a normal timing for this test
Hello Jean Marc,
There is another reason why the result time can be different each time. This is because there are several different tipes of RNA tests even among quantitative.
Look at this link (yes, in Russian, but "RNA" and "quantitative" in English.) for price list for commercial pathology clinic. You will see three different quantitative tests and then genotype and qualitative packages of tests.
The prices for three different quantitative tests alone are 2850, 9800,and 17 600 rubles (AU$55, $AU193, $AU346).
Qualitative 692 rubles $AU14.
Genotype 1045 rubles ($AU21)
Quantitative plus genotype 3500 rubles ($AU69).
These tests are of different kinds and accuracy, which is why the difference in prices. Probably the time takes is different too. I dont know if the tests are faster for more accuracy or what I am just reporting the differences.
So these are the facts.
Maybe an interesting question is how much did you pay for the tests. Were the quicker ones more expensive? Of course in your case is the question of distance to actual test place as well..
But good luck to you in getting a treatment.
(Found you can do translate on this page if it helps