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Hi Peaches,

If you have copies of the actual lab reports, this would be very helpful information to pass along to tig, from that start, he will likely be able to help you better.

I certainly hope you can find some clarity, answers and resolution. Start with the lab copies. There are some very knowledgable and experienced people here who will help you. Canuck



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I agree that seeing those actual results would be helpful. I asked Leah for that information and am hoping she checks in and is able to provide it. Her situation is extremely peculiar and I have to question what tests were actually run and provided. I would request confirmation of both tests performed and patient ID on the tested samples. While not frequent, test samples can be mislabled and mishandled. I would also use a single lab for testing at all stages of care if possible.



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Is there any chance you can scan some of your test results and upload here? Remove any identifying information as we don't want that anyway. Just would like to see what leads to your conclusion of having Hep C. Not the antibody mind you, but the Chronic stage of the condition.

 

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I was diagnosed to my initial disbelief back in early 2002 with Hep C. I was reckless in IV drug use with my husband who was infected and I was unaware. After 14 years, I've had very little problems with the virus progression but still did whatever I wanted in my life. I'm not anything but a social drinker so that was to my advantage. 10 to 20 years down the road seemed a lifetime away. Well here it is 2016 and after my regular dr. ordered lab work for other things she noticed my liver levels. Again I was given a huge liver panel test and told that I definitely had Hep C and it had progressed. She gave me my viral load and told me my genotype was 1a. Then my new dr. had it done at the end of 2015 again so that he could send me to San Francisco for treatment. Now in February, San Francisco dr.'s have given me 3 separate tests and all have come back with undetected! I'm astonished and worried. How could this be? Every bit of research I've done states I'm past the eradication period. I'm past the acute stage. So I'm in the chronic stage which is impossible to rid my body of without treatment. So how do these last 3 tests show this? One test even showed fibrosis on my liver! Come on! My insurance would never had paid for the referral to go to a specialist if I didn't show proof of infection prior to. I don't want to be a progressing time bomb that they have missed. What could cause this? Has anyone ever heard of this especially in the chronic stage?

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