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What are FibroScan test results?

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Your doctor can also use results from your FibroScan test alone or combined with other tests to figure out your fibrosis score. FibroScan fibrosis scores cover five possible stages of liver damage, from none or mild all the way to severe cirrhosis. They are broken down into these groups:

F0 to F1: No scarring in your liver, or just a little.

F2: Some scarring, between a little and a lot.

F3: A lot of scarring.

F4: Cirrhosis.

FibroScan scores are estimates, meaning the measurements aren’t exact. Other health problems or things you do can make your score less accurate. These include tumors in your liver, heart failure, obesity, or drinking alcohol.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public.”

The Hepatitis C Trust: “Hepatitis C Liver Damage Progression.”

American Liver Foundation: “The Progression of Liver Disease.”

University of Virginia: “Diagnosing Liver Fibrosis: Choosing the Right Test for You.”

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Elastography.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Understanding Your FibroScan Results.”

U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Blood Tests.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 26, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public.”

The Hepatitis C Trust: “Hepatitis C Liver Damage Progression.”

American Liver Foundation: “The Progression of Liver Disease.”

University of Virginia: “Diagnosing Liver Fibrosis: Choosing the Right Test for You.”

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Elastography.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Understanding Your FibroScan Results.”

U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Blood Tests.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 26, 2020

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