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.
Hit the Road Jack
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
I am well
.forever grateful to fixhepc
Just my opinion, but the only tests needed are -
- pre Tx
- during Tx until UND*
- SVR4 (less essential)
*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