Hepatitis C Community
HCV Liver Fibrosis GenotypR test
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

HCV Liver Fibrosis GenotypR test

Did anyone try this test?

#6810 HCV Liver Fibrosis GenotypR

The first genomic clinical test to predict progression to liver fibrosis or cirrhosis for Hepatitis C Virus patients. It provides physicians and patients the information they need to select the most appropriate course of therapy.

http://www.specialtylabs.com/spotlight/liver_fibrosis.asp
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
yes i had the test. this $500 test is worthless if you ask me. all that money for the results to tell someone that they have a 50/50 (my result) chance developing cirrhosis in patients after an average of 25 yrs of infection. almost the same info you can get from the CDC website statistics.  you are better off seeing what your damage (if any) you have at this time. NOTHING but God can predict how this disease will progress.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
If you look at the bottom of the page you will see a link to Clinical Care Options. At clinical care there is a chart that will help explain when this test is useful. My take on it is that if  someone is stage 0 or 1 it may help to determine if they can wait to treat. If stage 2 or higher they treat anyway so the test is of little value if the biopsy show higher stages

Rock
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thanks!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hepatitis C Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
copyman
317787_tn?1373214989
Blank
Dee1956
DC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
can-do-man
IN
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
willbb
446474_tn?1385271190
Blank
HectorSF
CA
1815939_tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811