I just got my first ever viral load test done (that I know of). How concerning is my viral load.....?

Hi @availlant based on my original post, I was told I have very low HBV DNA results too which was refreshing. My ALT, bilirubin, and albumin all have normal levels and did not flag as being out of range (they are 33 U/L, 0.8 mg/dl, and 4.8 g/dL respectively). Although I’m unsure what INR stands for…and could not find it on my results.

But, my white blood cell count, MPV, and Absolute Neutrophils are all out of range. Is this worrisome in relation to my status as a Hep B carrier?

Hi @Anon2023 ,

INR stands for international normalized ratio. It is a test which measures indicated how long it takes your blood to clot. Many factors involved in the clotting process are produced by the liver which is why this measurement can indicate liver dysfunction.

Changes in which blood cell count (and neutophils - which are a subset of white blood cells) can occur with chronic HBV infection). Your platelet and mean platelet volume (MPV) are essentially normal. These are not particularly worrisome in your case but they should be followed in your next blood test.

@availlant

Thank you @availlant Interesting to know that, I got a liver scan back in Aug of 23 and my liver was showing completely normal. I’ll definitely follow-up. But in short, nothing to worry about concerning my WBC, MPV, and Absolute Neutrophils, correct?

Dear @Anon2023 ,

I would not worry about your hemaotology results. However, these should be followed-up at your next visit along with HBV DNA and liver function.

@availlant

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@availlant will do, thank you for the insight! It seems my liver results were good, from my understanding:

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I also had a liver scan back in August and my liver looked normal.

Given all that, and my viral load from my initial post, is it safe to say I’m doing OK for someone whose a Hep B carrier? My dr. said nothing to worry about, but I’m a worrier and always just want to make sure. And he’s also a primary physicican, not a specialist, so insight from a specialist like yourself would be nice

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Hello @Anon2023

I’m not a medical expert but have lived experience of HBV of 40 years +
To lessen your anxiety whilst waiting for @availlant to reply, your results look very good.
They are all within the normal limits.
I have the same concerns as you. I am being looked after by a general practitioner, not a liver specialist. So I understand your worries.
If you want more information or knowledge we have lots on this forum.
Or any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. :blush:

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Hi @Anon2023 ,

Caraline is absolutely right!

No reason to be anxious.

@availlant

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