Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
what does it mean?
I just want to ask if what does it mean "Suggest follow up testing if clinically indicated"
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
nothing just make the tests suggested in medhelp
http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Hepatitis/HepB-Introduction--Welcome-Page/show/34?cid=153

then if you don t understand, post tests here
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
it just mean nothing? cuz i got tested in hep c and the result is 0.050 and the cut off value is 1.000 and its non reactive.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
is there something i should worry about on that result?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
these are the tests needed to monitor hbv
hbsag quantification by abbbot architect machine will tell you the quantity of hbsag, and if you are clearing the virus

hbcab igm, quantitative, if quantitative is less than 0.08s/co immune system is inactive at the moment the test is done, so it means inactive disease

hbvdna pcr sensitivity 10-20iu/ml, tells you hbv replication level, gives an idea of liver damage and liver cancer/cirrhosis risk if continuatively high and if drugs are working when it gets undetactable by drugs, or if disease is becoming inactive when gets undetactable by itself

ultrasound, to check for liver cancer, this exam must be made every 6 months.it can detect only very advanced cirrhosis with nodules it cannot detect fibrosis or liver damage

fibroscan, it detects liver damage, fibrosis of the liver, it can monitor if therapy is doing good allowing liver regeneration

precore and bcp mutants, if present hbv is very aggressive, these mutants are considered liver cancer markers, in case positive hbvdna must be kept undetactable to prevent liver cancer

alt/ast and liver pannel tests, but these say almost nothing about general disease, they only tell you damage at the moment but not damage accumulated
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
Avatar m tn
Blank
stef2011
Italy
Avatar m tn
Blank
StephenCastlecrag
Australia
Avatar f tn
Blank
Royal36
Avatar m tn
Blank
Liverpatient
Avatar f tn
Blank
flyinsky
paris, France
Avatar m tn
Blank
studyforhope
Other