Thank you itac. It is really a good news.
Where did you get this information? I mean will be true?
Thank you for the good news!
Thank God . I guess ill wait for it to come out before starting peg.
Interesting to see also how much the cost. In Europe 20 euro without insurance
Per the Quest Lab form, this test is not available for New York State residents. Does anyone have more information about it?
So the test won't be available? I didn't see it on the sonora quest website either.
I called Quest and confirmed the test is available nationwide without any restrictions. They could not tell me the test code or the price. For locations go to www.questdiagnostics.com
Liverpatient, it is not a test code. When I called they did not know what to do with it.
For those living in NY state, I did today the HBS antigen quantitative, at Quest. Let wait 3 days, and I will update if they will do it or not, no money, covered from Healthfirst insurance
I took my results back from quests laboratory, and still quantitative not available, showing only positive, reactive
Are you sure the proper test was selected? It's possible that it was incorrectly entered. Qualitative will give you pos/neg; quantitative should give you a number.
By the way, I'm seeing my doctor next week and probably do the tests early January. I will keep you posted.
Guys, do you know if quest use abbot machine or Roche? I think I recall it was abott but would be nice if someone could confirm. I rather it be abbot to consistent with my test results from Europe. Thanks!
Update: test code at Quest is 94333X
How much does it costs ? Do we still need a referal from our physcians ? Thanks!
My specialist gi doc just ordered the test for me, it's covered by my insurance. Funny thing they did the hbs antibody quantity test instead of hbsag quant test, but they already working on the new test using my blood reserve so should be ready by the end of the week.
I sent a message to professor Lok asking her about the test. I hope they offer it at the hospital lab so I don't have to go to quest lab
I went to see my hep doctor yesterday but somebody else was filling in for her that day. When I asked about that test she refused to do it. She said it is not medically required. So, I hope to see other docs soon to get it. Dissapointing!
Even my doc don't want to do quantitative on HBV surface antibody, stating in their medically theory, once HBV surface anti body is reactive, the Hbsab level is insignificant.
Yesterday I went to my primary care physician. He order all tests that I wanted! I'll the test done in early Janunary. I will keep you posted.
I already got my first
hbsag quant test result in the US yesterday. Was a little difficult to obtain the result, as the lab quest focus a subsidiary of quest who performs the test told me they already completed the test and faxed it to quest, but quest still would see it as pending. There lots of incompetent workers at quest who won't listen when you tell them the test is complete already, but what matters at the end that I was able to find one righteous person in Sodom (quest) to personally get quest focus to fax her the results and she would personally fax it to my doctor office. This after hours spent trying to obtain the result from quest/my doctor office/quest focus - really bad customer service. So eventually I got the result before Christmas :) The result by itself wasn't so bad, as the tendency of log 1 reduction vanished and it actually went up in more than 2000 ui/ml (which is very similar to what I have with my hbv dna ui/ml - I just hope they really got the hbsag quant test and not hbv dna test as I don't think these values have to be correlated).
So sad my GI couldn't figure out the difference b/n Hbvdna quant and Hbsag quant. I asked her to order for me Hbsag quant and she said " we always do for you the quantitative test and it is under control" asked her again not the hbvdna quant i need the Hbsag quant...kkk but no help i don't know if she trying to confuse me purposely.
Does Quest accept tests with no Dr referals ?