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Blood work

I Actually had an order in the system that I never did because insurance accepted my almost 3 mo old blood work. So I decided to have the blood drawn today 2 1/2 wks into treatment. Will I see a difference in nmy hcv levels this soon?
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1327032 tn?1288840755
CBC results are in. Please see my most resent post
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1327032 tn?1288840755
Susan
I ALWAYS REQUEST MY LABS. Email would be nice however they will usually fax or mail it. I want to keep tract of my numbers. I just wish this dr would do something. I called a bit ago and I was told to call at 7:45 am and request a supervisor. I will be on day 4 and they have a 24 to 48 return call proceder, I dont want to **** my dr off however I dont need this added stress, 3rd shot will be tomorrow,  

derst
I live about 30 mins from that Labcorp.
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Yeah, PCR's take so long, so expect to wait.

Still, maybe arrange with the office to send you copies of all your bloodwork in the mail or through an email.

It makes a difference to be able to see your numbers yourself as you go along and to have a handy record.

Susan
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148588 tn?1465778809
You live a lot closer than I did. My blood had to take a 3 hour trip to an airport in Texas before flying to LabCorps subcontracting lab on Sepulveda Blvd. in L.A.
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1327032 tn?1288840755
I live in wonderful, OC, CA
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148588 tn?1465778809
If they did a viral load test you probably won't see the results until next week at the earliest. Red and white cell counts they can do in a few hours or overnight max. The labs to do a Polymerase Chain Reaction aren't in every city and take awhile, anyway, even if you happen to live in one of those cities.
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1327032 tn?1288840755
I still have not gotten a call back from my DR and I am pissed. I am on heavy duty drugs and ya think they would be a little more on it. I am going to raise cain tomorrow even it it means a trip to their office. My blood work yesturday was CBC my bi annual aids test(neg so far) and 3 different tubes for 3 different ways to test the HCV levels. I will be very interested to see these results myself. I am going to call the dr because they answer the phones til 9 pm and sometimes they leave word in my file.
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148588 tn?1465778809
Make sure the orders include a viral load test (PCR Quant) and aren't just for CBC, CMP, and TSH (which you also need). You won't see a difference in your HCV levels if they don't test them.
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I didn't have a PCR until week four but wish I'd had a requisition floating around. It'll be very useful to you to see those two and a half week results.

All I knew from my weekly hematology and biochemistry blood work was that things were on the move. The doc thought my big drop in hemoglobin almost from the get-go was a good sign but that didn't reassure me much.

So did your doc set up a schedule for your routine bloodwork? How often has he scheduled testing for routine bloodwork and viral load?

And let us know when you get the results!

Susan



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96938 tn?1189799858
That was a good move on your part.  Yes, the results should be very informative.
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1225178 tn?1318980604
My viral load dropped from 6,312,000 to 120,000 in 2 weeks. My doctor had me get blood work every week for the first month though. They need to keep an eye on your hemoglobin.
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