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Old 08-18-2005, 03:07 PM   #1
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Tests Results back and still have ?

All I got was a nurse and she said my results are within the normal range.

My AST is 23 (it was 14 back in February)
My ALT is 15 ( it was 12 back in February)

Hep C is not back yet. I know these numbers are still within normal but should I be concerned that they have gone up a bit?

This is enough to scare me away from alcohol that's for sure. I'm still waiting on the Hep test. I guess it won't be back til early next week.

Thanks,
Julie

 
Old 08-21-2005, 07:12 AM   #2
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Re: Tests Results back and still have ?

Julie-- I'd be thrilled if those were my #'s!! They are in the range--standards are AST 5-40 and ALT 5-65...altho you may see some labs publish ast 5-45 and alt 7-63...whichever ranges your labs use, it will be on the results page. The reason your #'s went up could be from a number of things--OTC or script meds, a virus, cold, flu...usually if it's hep your #'s are *much* higher--over the normal range...when the liver responds to hep treatment their numbers begin to come back down.

It is enough to scare your off drinking for awhile, isn't it? Hang in there--the waiting is the worst!! Post when the hep results come back...take care!!
Gina

 
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Old 08-21-2005, 09:02 AM   #3
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Re: Tests Results back and still have ?

My Hep test is negative. My dr said that my numbers are fine and basically said the same thing you did.

I just need to be careful with the alcohol because of the meds that I have to take.

Julie

 
Old 08-21-2005, 09:23 AM   #4
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Re: Tests Results back and still have ?

Very glad to hear it--hope you're feeling better.

 
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