Hepatitis C Community
HEPATITIS C ANTIBODIES
About This Community:

This forum is for questions about medical issues and research aspects of Hepatitis C such as, questions about being newly diagnosed, questions about current treatments, information and participation in discussions about research studies and clinical trials related to Hepatitis. If you would like to communicate with other people who have been touched by Hepatitis, please visit our new Hepatitis Social/Living with Hepatitis forum

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

HEPATITIS C ANTIBODIES

STILL WAITING FOR TEST RESULTS ON MY HEPATITIS C.  I HAD A 1.22 ON MY HEPATITIS C ANTIBODIES TEST.  THE NORM IS 1.00 OR LESS.  DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THE 1.22 IS A HIGH READING AS MY LAB RESULTS DID NOT STATE WHAT THE HIGH IS.
Related Discussions
11 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
I thought this was answered in your earlier thread? or perhaps it was not clear? \
with the antibodies test, it does not matter what number it is, it has no significance, what is significant is whether the test is positive for antibodies or not. How long before the other test results are in?
Blank
Avatar n tn
REALLY DON'T KNOW WHEN TEST WILL BE COMPLETED.  I AM IN TEXAS AND RESULTS ARE COMING FROM MAIN LAB IN CALIFORNIA.  THE DOC TOLD ME I SHOULD KNOW YESTERDAY BUT THEY DID NOT COME IN.  I AM IN SUCH A PANIC ~ THE WAITING AND ANXIETY IS CAUSING ME TO STAY NEAR THE BATHROOM FOR FEAR OF..... SO I JUST HAVE TO WAIT I KNOW BUT SEEMS LIKE THEY WOULD HAVE A RANGE ON THE TEST RESULTS.
Blank
Avatar f tn
with my antibody test (RIBA assay) it just said 'repeatedly reactive', it did not matter any range as long as the antibodies were reacting with the testing substance.  WAITING is the worst part of this whole ordeal. the absolute worst.
call THEM up.
Blank
Avatar n tn
GUESS THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT I AM JUST SCARED.  THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN IS THE WORST.  IS TREATED FOR THIS TERRIBLE DISEASE ARE YOU EVER REALLY CURED AFTER RECEIVING TREATMENT?  EVEN IF TESTS SHOW YOU DON'T HAVE IT ANY MORE DO YOU STILL HAVE TO BE TESTED ON A REGULAR BASIS?
Blank
Avatar f tn
after tx, they test for up to two yrs in most cases, sometimes less, sometimes more. If you are negative after a yr, chances of relapse is almost nil. I, and many other hepatologists, use the word cure when SVR is achieved. Don't get too far ahead of yourself. Did they do a viral load test? a sensitve one, I hope?
Blank
Avatar n tn
NOT SURE WHAT TESTS THEY DID BUT TRUST THE DOCTOR HE IS DOING THE RIGHT ONES.  I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL A FEWS MONTHS BACK WITH ISCHEMIC COLITIS AND SAW A GASTRO/LIVER DOCTOR.  WHEN I WENT BACK TO SEE HIM ON FOLLOW UP HE NOTICED MY HANDS WERE COLD AND RED/PURPLE AT THE TIPS.  HE SENT ME TO AN ARTHRITIS DOCTOR WHO DID THE TEST FOR HEPATITIS C WITH REACTIVE ON THE ANTIBODIES.  ALL THIS IS JUST FOR FOREIGN TO ME.
Blank
Avatar f tn
The test takes a week to get back. For all of us.

Then you will know if you have it or not.
Blank
Avatar n tn
ANOTHER QUESTION.  DOES A POSITIVE ON A CARDIOLIPINS TEST HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HEPATITIS C?
Blank
Avatar n tn
KEEP HAVING THESE THOUGHTS.  IF YOU ARE POSITIVE WITH HEPATITIS C DO YOU FIND THAT PEOPLE TEND TO NOT WANT TO BE AROUND YOU.  IF OTHER WORDS IT IT BEST TO TO TELL OTHERS?
Blank
Avatar f tn
not sure about cardiolipins, but hopefully you are getting tested for cryoglobulins also. you could check
http://www.medadvocates.org/diseases/hcv/extrahepatic.html

to see if anything shows up there about the cardio thing.

as for telling, do what you feel is the best for you. I told no one but immediate family (daughters) and supervisor. as needed, I told a co worker and a close friend.  Now, I have told many more people and trying to educate them on hep c.

you are getting ahead of yourself again...
Blank
Avatar n tn
YEP, THAT'S ME! ALWAYS THINKING AHEAD.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
317787 tn?1463415842
Blank
Dee1956 commented on Belle313's status
6 hrs ago
18227105 tn?1463525612
Blank
JesusSon added the Complete Blood Count Tracker
18 hrs ago
18227105 tn?1463525612
Blank
JesusSon added the Hepatitis C Tracker
18 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
orphanedhawk
Rural Mural, CA
1815939 tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811
Avatar m tn
Blank
can-do-man
IN
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
HectorSF
San Francisco, CA
683231 tn?1438659664
Blank
flyinlynn
Auburn, WA
317787 tn?1463415842
Blank
Dee1956
DC
Hepatitis C Community Resources
Top Hepatitis Answerers
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
orphanedhawk
Rural Mural, CA
1815939 tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811
Avatar m tn
Blank
can-do-man
IN
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
HectorSF
San Francisco, CA
683231 tn?1438659664
Blank
flyinlynn
Auburn, WA
317787 tn?1463415842
Blank
Dee1956
DC