What is HBV DNA quantitative test?

What is HBV DNA quantitative test?

The HBV DNA test is performed on a blood sample using a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technique that rapidly generates HBV DNA fragments so they can be measured. Today, viral load is usually measured using international units per milliliter (IU/mL).

What is HBV surface Ag Ser QL?

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) – The “surface antigen” is a protein found on the surface of the hepatitis B virus that is present in the blood of someone who is infected. If this test is positive or “reactive,” then the hepatitis B virus is present.

What is a normal HBV viral load?

HBV: Hepatitis B virus. # Normal values: ALT: Males: 10-40 U/L; Females: 7 – 35 U/L; AST: Males: 15 – 40 U/L; Females: 13 – 35 U/L. HBeAg-positive patients had significantly higher ALT levels (mean 170.3 ± 391 IU/L) compared to HBeAg-negative patients (mean 53.9 ± 169.4 IU/L), p < 0.0001 (Table 2).

How do you read hepatitis B test results?

A positive HBsAg test result means that you are infected and can spread the hepatitis B virus to others through your blood. anti-HBs or HBsAb (Hepatitis B surface antibody) – A “positive” or “reactive” anti-HBs (or HBsAb) test result indicates that a person is protected against the hepatitis B virus.

What is the normal value of hepatitis B?

For hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs), a level less than 5 mIU is considered negative, while a level more than 12 mIU is considered protective. Any value between 5 and 12 mIU is indeterminate and should be repeated.

What is a good viral load count?

CD4 count vs. viral load

How serious is this? CD4 level Viral load
Monitoring is essential, but a doctor may consider levels stable. 300–500 cells/mm3 less than 200 copies/mL
Acceptable levels. 500–1,500 cells/mm3 less than 20–75 copies/mL

What is the normal HBV viral load?

Is a viral load of 40 good?

A viral load of 40 is excellent. This means that you’re undetectable, and that you can’t transmit HIV through sexual intercourse. It also means that there will be less risk to your baby. You’re already doing the best thing possible by being on ARVs and adhering to them.