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Viral Load HCV Equivalents per Milliliter & Viral Load Chart

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Viral Load Equivalents per Milliliter (EQ/ML)
Conversion to Logarithmic Form
(Viral Load is how many viral particles per ML of blood)
[HCV-RNA (qPCR)-negative] is defined as less than 100 copies/ml of Hepatitis C
viral RNA as measured by the National Genetics Institute assay.

200,000 to 1,000,000=low

1,000,000 to 5,000,000=medium

5,000,000 to 25,000,000=high

above 25,000,000 very high

What is Viral Load?
Viral Load is the amount of specific viruses that you have, in a given volume of your blood (usually 1 milliliter = 1 cubic centimeter). More precisely, it means that the amount of Hep C genetic material found in the blood corresponds to as many Hep C viruses as the given number says. Therefore the given number denotes "viral equivalents."

There appears to be no significant correlation between HCV RNA levels and ALT values or histological activity in patients untreated by anti-viral therapies (Interferon). Viral load varies between infected individuals but is not a useful prognostic indicator nor does it measure the severity of virus-induced liver disease.

What Does Negative or “Not Detected” Mean?
The viral load can range from "not detected" to hundreds of millions. The meaning of "not detected" or "negative" differs, depending on the test used. In one lab, the detection limit for the *quantitative* HCV RNA test by *PCR* is 200 virus equivalents/ml (and with the *qualitative* test they can detect down to 10 virus equivalents/ml). The less expensive quantitative *bDNA* test has a detection limit of about 200,000 virus equivalents/ml. So it is less sensitive, but above its detection limit it is more accurate than the PCR test.

So, when you are "negative", maybe you have no Hepatitis C virus in your blood. But maybe also, you do have Hepatitis C virus in your blood, but the number of viruses is lower than the detection limit. {Example: If the less expensive quantitative *bDNA* has been used, and the detection limit is 200,000 virus equivalents/ml, any number less than this would register as "negative" or "not detected", when in fact, the viral load could be present, but less than this detection limit.} Your lab can tell you which testing measure is used, and your doctor can explain what it means in your case.

EQ/ML Log(EQ/ML)
75,000 4.875
100,000 5.000
125,000 5.097
150,000 5.176
175,000 5.243
200,000 5.301
225,000 5.352
250,000 5.398
275,000 5.439
300,000 5.477
325,000 5.511
350,000 5.544
375,000 5.574
400,000 5.602
425,000 5.628
450,000 5.653
475,000 5.677
500,000 5.699
525,000 5.720
550,000 5.740
575,000 5.760
600,000 5.778
625,000 5.796
650,000 5.813
675,000 5.829
700,000 5.845
725,000 5.860
750,000 5.875
775,000 5.889
800,000 5.903
825,000 5.916
850,000 5.929
875,000 5.942
900,000 5.954
925,000 5.966
950,000 5.978
975,000 5.989
1,000,000 6.000
1,025,000 6.010
1,050,000 6.021
1,075,000 6.031
1,100,000 6.041
1,125,000 6.051
1,150,000 6.060
1,175,000 6.070
1,200,000 6.079
1,225,000 6.088
1,250,000 6.097
1,275,000 6.105
1,300,000 6.113
1,325,000 6.122
1,350,000 6.130
1,375,000 6.138
1,400,000 6.146
1,425,000 6.153
1,450,000 6.161
1,475,000 6.168
1,500,000 6.176
1,525,000 6.183
1,550,000 6.190
1,575,000 6.197
1,600,000 6.204
1,625,000 6.210
1,650,000 6.217
1,675,000 6.224
1,700,000 6.230
1,725,000 6.236
1,750,000 6.243
1,775,000 6.249
1,800,000 6.255
1,825,000 6.261
1,850,000 6.267
1,875,000 6.273
1,900,000 6.278
1,925,000 6.284
1,950,000 6.290
1,975,000 6.295
2,000,000 6.301
2,025,000 6.306
2,150,000 6.332
2,175,000 6.337
2,200,000 6.342
2,225,000 6.347
2,250,000 6.352
2,500,000 6.398
2,750,000 6.439
3,000,000 6.477
3,250.000 6.511
3,500,000 6.544
3,750,000 6.574
4,000,000 6.602
4,250,000 6.628
4,500,000 6.653
4,750,000 6.677
5,000,000 6.699
5,250,000 6.720
5,500,000 6.740
5,750,000 6.760
6,000,000 6.778
6,250,000 6.796
6,500,000 6.813
6,750,000 6.829
7,000,000 6.845
7,250,000 6.860
7,500,000 6.875
7,750,000 6.889
8,000,000 6.903
8,250,000 6.916
8,500,000 6.929
8,750,000 6.942
9,000,000 6.954
9,250,000 6.966
9,500,000 6.978
9,750,000 6.989
10,000,000 7.000
10,250,000 7.010
10,500,000 7.021
10,750,000 7.031
11,000,000 7.041
11,250,000 7.051
11,500,000 7.060
11,750,000 7.070
12,000,000 7.079
12,250,000 7.088
12,500,000 7.097
12,750,000 7.105
13,000,000 7.113
13,250,000 7.122
13,500,000 7.130
13,750,000 7.138
14,000,000 7.146
14,250,000 7.153
14,500,000 7.161
14,750,000 7.168
15,000,000 7.176
15,500,000 7.190
16,000,000 7.204
16,500,000 7.217
17,000,000 7.230
17,500,000 7.243
18,000,000 7.255
18,500,000 7.267
19,000,000 7.278
19,500,000 7.290
20,000,000 7.301
20,500,000 7.311
21,000,000 7.322
21,500,000 7.332
22,000,000 7.342
22,500,000 7.352
23,000,000 7.361
23,500,000 7.371
24,000,000 7.380
24,500,000 7.389
25,000,000 7.398
25,500,000 7.406
26,000,000 7.414
26,500,000 7.423
27,000,000 7.431
27,500,000 7.439
28,000,000 7.447
28,500,000 7.454
29,000,000 7.462
29,500,000 7.469
30,000,000 7.477
31,000,000 7.491
32,000,000 7.505
33,000,000 7.518
34,000,000 7.531
35,000,000 7.544
36,000,000 7.556
37,000,000 7.568
38,000,000 7.579
39,000,000 7.591
40,000,000 7.602
41,000,000 7.612
42,000,000 7.623
43,000,000 7.633
44,000,000 7.643
45,000,000 7.653
46,000,000 7.662
47,000,000 7.672
48,000,000 7.681
49,000,000 7.690
50,000,000 7.699
51,000,000 7.707
52,000,000 7.716
53,000,000 7.724
54,000,000 7.732
55,000,000 7.740
56,000,000 7.748
57,000,000 7.755
58,000,000 7.763
59,000,000 7.770
60,000,000 7.778
61,000,000 7.785
62,000,000 7.792
63,000,000 7.799
64,000,000 7.806
65,000,000 7.813
66,000,000 7.819
67,000,000 7.826
68,000,000 7.832
69,000,000 7.838
70,000,000 7.845
71,000,000 7.851
72,000,000 7.857
73,000,000 7.863
74,000,000 7.869
75,000,000 7.875
76,000,000 7.880
77,000,000 7.886
78,000,000 7.892
79,000,000 7.897
80,000,000 7.903
81,000,000 7.908
82,000,000 7.913
83,000,000 7.919
84,000,000 7.924
85,000,000 7.929
86,000,000 7.934
87,000,000 7.939
88,000,000 7.944
89,000,000 7.949
90,000,000 7.954
91,000,000 7.959
92,000,000 7.963
93,000,000 7.968
94,000,000 7.973
95,000,000 7.978
96,000,000 7.982
97,000,000 7.986
98,000,000 7.991
99,000,000 7.995
99,550,000 7.998
99,750,000 7.998



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