[Diagnostic value of FibroTest for liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B]

2015 Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi 23;10 (738-741)

OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic value of FibroTest (FT) for liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). METHODS: One hundred and forty-two patients with CHB were tested for the following five indicators: alpha2-microglobulin (a2-MG), haptoglobin (Hp), gamma-glutarnyl peptidase (GGT), total bilirubin (TBIL), and apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1). The resultant data, along with the age and sex of the patients, were put into an algorithm to compute the final results of the FT. During the same period of FT, all of the CHB patients underwent liver stiffness measurement by FibroScan (FS) as well as liver biopsy. Considering the liver biopsy as the gold standard, we determined receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves at different endpoints. Calculation of the area under the ROC curves (AUROC) was performed to evaluate the diagnostic importance of FT, FS towards the treatment of liver fibrosis in patients with CHB. RESULTS: Significant fibrosis (Scheuer score (S) more than or equal to 2) was predicted with an AUROC for FS, FT of 0.827 (0.753-0.900), 0.897 (0.844-0.949). Significant fibrosis (S more than or equal to 3) was predicted with an AUROC for FS, FT of 0.883 (0.818-0.949), 0.968 (0.932-1.00). Significant fibrosis (S =4) was predicted with an AUROC for FS, FT of 0.943 (0.893-0.993), 0.991 (0.973-1.00). CONCLUSION: s FT is a novel tool that can be used to assess the degree of fibrosis in patients with CHB.

Pubmed : 26573189