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Blood tests throughout tx 1 year 8 months ago #16682

I'm just wondering if it's totally necessary to have so many blood tests
done through out Tx or are they done more as personal means to alliviate the anxiety of knowing the medication is doing its thing.

I totally understand baseline tests etc need doing but is anyone able to pls confirm which ones are the most important for 12wks extended to 16wks treatment.
Tx naive. GT3a
Female
Diagnosed 1996

Start 25/2/16
VL 62700
F0
hb 141
ALT 36
ALP 81

4 week test
VL UND
ALT 18
ALP 70

Additional 4 weeks Tx
Start 19.5.16
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Blood tests throughout tx 1 year 8 months ago #16685

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I noted in your signature that you were UND at 4 weeks and so I would suggest that there is no need for further blood tests until SVR12 with perhaps a poor man's bloods (LFT) drawn at SVR4 as an indicator to confirm all is on track. Unless of course PCR is required by your doctor as a record for trial results.
gt 1a VL 6m
F2/3 FibroScan - 9KPa in 2011 and 7KPa in 2015
sof/dac 10 December for 12 weeks
pre tx alt 85 ast 51
4 wk alt 34 ast 31 UND <35
8 wk alt 29 ast 32 UND <15
12wk alt 25 ast 25 EOT 3.3.16
SVR24 UND KPa5.3 F0 in normal range
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Blood tests throughout tx 1 year 8 months ago #16686

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Just my opinion, but the only tests needed are -
- pre Tx
- during Tx until UND*
- SVR4 (less essential)
- SVR12

*Personally I had a test at 4 weeks into TX which showed Detected <LLOQ so had a subsequent one at 7 weeks which showed Undetected. If Undetected at 4 weeks I would not have had the 7 week one.
SVR12 is the one that really matters.
M 61yo HCV+ ~ 30 yrs Gt1a F2 VL 223,000 ALT 54 AST 42 Tx start Sof/Dac 17Dec15.
SVR4 at 7Apr16 ALT 22 AST 22
SVR12 at 9Jun16 ALT 23 AST 25
Melbourne, Australia
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Blood tests throughout tx 1 year 8 months ago #16687

Thank you Sonix & Pat1
I was hoping it would be along the lines of what you both suggested..
Once again, with lightening speed, the great support of the forum has come to the rescue...

Thanks again :)
Tx naive. GT3a
Female
Diagnosed 1996

Start 25/2/16
VL 62700
F0
hb 141
ALT 36
ALP 81

4 week test
VL UND
ALT 18
ALP 70

Additional 4 weeks Tx
Start 19.5.16
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