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Tests to confirm HCV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i want to know about HCV+
Doctor :   Ok, please go ahead
User :   for confirming HCV+ what are test are require to conduct
Doctor :   Which test is done to confirm the HCV
User :   we asked doctor and he told us that HCV+
User :   but they are testing blood for blood plates counts
User :   it was 3 days back 70000
User :   now it is below 350000
User :   35000
User :   daily they are testing blood
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is the age
Doctor :   The platelet counts are dropping fast
User :   38
Doctor :   When was it detected?
User :   yes
User :   3 days
User :   back
User :   if they are telling that it is HCV+ means what is that
Doctor :   It means that Hepatitis C Virus is present inthe persons blood
User :   is it curable?
Doctor :   First I wanted to know the complete lab profile
Doctor :   IgM antibodies
Doctor :   IgG antibodies
Doctor :   etc
Doctor :   So that I may know what stage it is
Doctor :   Let me tell you some things about it
User :   ok
User :   hi
User :   yeah
Doctor :   i had a chat with your yesterday
Doctor :   i know the histroy
Doctor :   its ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   regarding the treatment you said it will be 6-8 lac
Doctor :   thats right
User :   yeah but to confirm HCV what are test they need to conduct..
Doctor :   yu need to do
Doctor :   1. HCV RNA viral load
Doctor :   2. Anti HCV antibodies
Doctor :   3. Liver function test
Doctor :   4. if possible liver biopsy
Doctor :   these are the tests to be done to confirm
Doctor :   is that ok
User :   wheather they need to do liver scanning
Doctor :   liver scanning is nothing but the same ultrasound of the abdomen
Doctor :   which includes liver
User :   ok
Doctor :   as yu said did yu get the reports
User :   If they conduct only HCV test and from that is it possible to conclude HCV+
User :   still not tomorrow i will get it
Doctor :   yes HCV test is highly sensitive and specific
Doctor :   but its good to do the other tests that i have mentioned
Doctor :   because her platelets are vey low thats 35, 000
Doctor :   she also needs
Doctor :   coagulation profile testing, which includes CT, BT, APTT, PT
Doctor :   hi are yu there
User :   yeah
User :   if it is begining stage of HCV is it possible to cure it comletely
User :   hi r u their
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