It means you still have hepatitis C and your liver enzymes were elevated. The correct test to perform is the HCV Quantitative RNA
just been diagnosed with hep c, my quantitation was 4,400,000 my hcv log10 was 6.643 my pt was 0.9 and my ast was 99, and alt was 109. i am having a liver biopsy monday, do i have something to worry about with these results?
Abnormal LFTs often, but not always, indicate that something is wrong with the liver, and they can provide clues to the nature of the problem. However, normal LFTs do not always mean that the liver is normal. Patients with cirrhosis and bleeding esophageal varices can have normal LFTs. Of the routine LFTs, only serum albumin, bilirubin and prothrombin time (PT) provide useful information on how well the liver is functioning.
Thanks team! You are all correct. ALT and AST do not mean anything in regards to the severity of the liver disease. It often causes further investigation, but frankly, I think everyone should be tested for HAV, HBV and HCV no matter their liver enzymes are.
This in reference to your answer about my blood teast concerning high ALT. I am so confused, because a previous blood test showed my enzymes were normal. That was the reason why I requested a blood test for my viral count. What type of test that previous test was I don't know.
Could your enzymes be normal and still have Hep-C?
Yes you can have normal LFTs and still have an active infection. The test suggested by Dr D is a 'viral count'. Currently you will not beat this without interferon.