Blood values look good. ALT is slightly elevated which is not unusual with hepc. Viral load is low.
Hope your biopsy shows good results. If so, you may want to consider waiting on the Protease Inhibitors expected to be released sometime next year and will be part of the standard of care.
Your viral load is 239,824 -- but it isn't expressed in copies or IU (international units) so I am not sure which it is. Since it fluctuates daily, it doesn't mean much if it was higher on another day. Either copies or IU, it is a fairly low VL.. Still, that doesn't measure liver damage. When you get the copy of that report, post it verbatim here and all the livere geeks will rise to the occasion and try to figure it out.
It was indicated in IU according to the report.
I had my biopsy done last week. It doesn't say much on the copy I have, not sure if
it's complete or not.
1) Needle core biopsy of liver:
Benign Hepatic Tissue with Grade 0/4 portal inflammation (no appreciable portal
or periportal inflammation), Grade 1/4 lobular inflammation (minimal lobular
inflammation with minimal Hepatocellular necrosis) and Stage 0/4 fibrosis (no
appreciable fibrosis). Special Stain for Iron is negative. Reticulin, Trichrome and
PAS-O special stains are negative.
Comment: Evaluation of this material is limited due to a paucity of portal tracts.
Is this good news?