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How to interpret blood test results?

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Dr. Prathap

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Published At April 7, 2017
Reviewed AtMay 17, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had myself tested because I have had a blood transfusion before six years and visit many hospitals for my job. I have no symptoms. I just went to the laboratory and did not understand my results. Can you interpret them for me? Also, can you explain the cut-off value? Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Prathap


Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Your test reports are normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no need to worry.
  • HCV (hepatitis C) virus infection is common in those who were transfused with blood or blood products before 25 years. Before 25 years, the transfused blood is not tested for HCV. As you are transfused just before six years, the chances of transmission are less.
  • Coming to the reports, HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) in your test is negative, and it is the qualitative test. Qualitative means they will look into only whether that antigen or antibody is present in your body or not.
  • HCV test you have done is a quantitative test. It means they will look into the exact amount of antigen that is present in the body. The cut-off value for HCV is 1. As your test is 0.2, there is no need to worry. It is normal.

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Dr. Prathap
Dr. Prathap

Internal Medicine

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