Hepatitis C Community
Fibrotest instead of Biopsy?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions about medical issues and research aspects of Hepatitis C such as, questions about being newly diagnosed, questions about current treatments, information and participation in discussions about research studies and clinical trials related to Hepatitis. If you would like to communicate with other people who have been touched by Hepatitis, please visit our new Hepatitis Social/Living with Hepatitis forum

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Fibrotest instead of Biopsy?

My sister’s husband who lives in Israel had a 1st doctor appointment at January, 3rd. He has a Hep 1. His doctor scheduled so called FIBROTEST (I cannot translate better) instead of biopsy to monitor his liver condition.
I'll have an appointment this month in Chicago because of my treatment ends at week 24 this month. However, 12 week's test showed the virus undetectable and I believe it still be undetectable. At the recent appointment I was told that the doctor schedules a biopsy at February 2010. I won't to experience this unpleasant surgery again. So, what information you guys have about a fibrotest?
Thanks
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
979080_tn?1323437239
before you do a biopsy make sure that it is absolutely nessecary and that the information
gained from this procedure is not available to you thru some other test like fibroscan+fibrotest or MRE (Magnetic Resonance Elastography)
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
i would not do a biopsy that soon after finishing tx. i would give it at least 6 months for platelets to increase. in the meantime you could do a fibrosure or fibrospect. best of luck
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
From reading your post i take it you have already had a biopsy once? If so what were those results and i wonder why the doctor would want you to have another one. I agree i would do the fibrosure and compare it to your first biopsy results.

Heres hoping you will be SVR...... Best of luck

cando
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hepatitis C Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
446474_tn?1404424777
Blank
HectorSF
CA
163305_tn?1333672171
Blank
orphanedhawk
Rural Mural, CA
1815939_tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
patra_
DeLand, FL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
can-do-man
IN
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
susan400
FL