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What if fibroscan score is 7.8 - Asked by n x on 28-Feb-2016 22:39:51

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    Answered by Dr. Shravanthi V on 29-Feb-2016 11:54:38

    FibroScan, sometimes called transient elastometry (TE) is a  FDA approved non-invasive test to measure liver inflammation and fibrosis, (arguably) comparable to a liver biopsy

     Fibroscan scoring card is Fibroscan results in (kPa) measurements 0-75, more accuratelyFibroscan results range from 2.5 kPa to 75 kPaBetween 9095% of healthy people without liver disease will have a liver scarring measurement less then 7.0 kPa (median is 5.3 kPa).

    A person with chronic hepatitis C and a liver stiffness more then 14 kPa has approximately a 90% probability of having cirrhosis, while patients with liver stiffness more then 7 kPa have around an 85% probability of at least significant fibrosis. 

    However,  research has shown Fibroscan accuracy in assessing lower degrees of liver fibrosis (F1-F2) is not as reliable compared to diagnosing advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis (F3/F4)


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