Hi everyone, well after eagerly awaiting my test results, I'm not sure what the hell I have learned, I think not as much as I wanted to learn.
Even after an hour long phone conversation with people at the clinic, emphasizing over and over that I wanted a 4 week quantitative viral load test, I think they still screwed it up.
I got results for a hepatitis c antibody test that say this:
Component Standard Range
Hepatitis C Ab <1.00 S/C
Your value: 33.90 What does the 33.9 mean? I've always had viral load heptimax tests before so this is new to me.
No quantitative viral load heptimax results, just that antibody test with the 33.9 value
I'm not sure what that 33.9 means other than that I'm positive for antibodies, which I would assume in any event I would be after only 4 weeks of medication and 30 years of having this.
They did other tests, metabolic panel and stuff, and the AST is now 26 and the ALT 25, on the last a few months ago tests, they were ALT 56, AST 51 , they have been higher than that, but usually 50's 60's, so I'm taking that as a positive sign.
so am I missing something? was this just a screw up ordering an antibody test at this point after 30 years of infection and 4 weeks of treatment, or is this something normally done or/and shouldn't they have ordered the quantitative viral load test instead, or in addition to?
Any advice appreciated, I've written to them and said, HEY, I want to know my quantitative viral load--haven't heard back yet.
GT 2b; since 80's, no prior tx, sofosbuvir and daclatasvir compounded from API's at Kingswood Pharmacy in Sydney, started tx nov 6,2015, undetected at 4 wks, UND at 8 weeks, UND at 1 week after EOT, UND at 4 weeks after EOT and UND at 8 weeks after EOT. " I feel GOOD!! I knew that I WOULD!"