Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Question about Lab report - Hepatitis B
My dad knows limited english. We would like to know what his lab report means. Thank you in advance.

Hepatitis Be antigen - nonreactive

Hepatitis B Virus DNA 1410000 IU/mL

Hepatitis B Virus DNA 8210000 copies/mL

Alpha Fetoprotein, Tumor Marker 12.6 ng/mL

The doctor prescribed him a year of Viread 300mg

We are very worried about him.

Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
It is very hard to give you our opinions based on so little and one-off information.
Most likely your Dad has HBeAg negative chronic Hepatitis B (high viral load and HBeAg is negative). Because of older age, treatment is recommended and Viread is one of 3 first line treatments.
So there is every reason to believe that your Dad will respond to Viread and provided his liver is in a reasonable shape, his prognosis should be very good.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
This test means that he active has HBV infection.
I can not comment on the treatment, but to monitor its progress you should also test Hbsag quant, alt, ast.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Thank you both for your quick response. My dad currently does not feel any symptoms. He did feel some side effects after taking the Viread. He also has diabetes for a long time. Can diabetes lead to liver disorders(Hep B)?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
It is just as important to keep the diabetes under control, as for Hepatitis B. Diabetes does not cause Hep B, but it can certainly affect the liver, and the liver can affect diabetes.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hepatitis B Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Hepatitis Answerers