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Post Info TOPIC: Biopsy vs. Fibrosure


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RE: Biopsy vs. Fibrosure


Hi pmrad5,

Non-invasive tests such as Fibroscan are good for detecting either no fibrosis or extensive fibrosis, but not very good for the grade and stage in between. I've posted a link to some info below.

http://www.hcvadvocate.org/hepatitis/factsheets_pdf/non-invasive_markers.pdf

Liver biopsies carry certain risks, such as internal bleeding, although these are rare. However, they can provide a more accurate picture of the degree of liver damage. Some info below.

http://www.hcvadvocate.org/hepatitis/factsheets_pdf/Biopsy.pdf

Hope this helps and it would be a good idea to discuss these options with your doctor.

Love Steff xx



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The fibroscan procedure? Beats the biopsy, for sure.



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I have not heard of it either, though I did hear that they were supposed to be coming up with a less invasive way of "seeing" the liver. I'd certainly opt for the Fibrosure if given a choice.

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Diagnosed in 2006. Probably infected in the late 70s or early 80s. Genotype 1B. Starting TX on 5/5/11 with the SOC and Teleprevir. 



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I was not offered anything but a biopsy to check for scarring on the liver.

Have not heard of Fibrosure.

Wish I could be more help.

Ron



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Genotype 1a Diagnosed in 1991. Started tx April 27 2011 for 48 wks. VL before tx  1.6 - 4.6 million. RVR-week 4, UND-week 8 

Vitamin D3 suppliments can increase chances of reaching SVR. See Nutrition section for links.



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Hello,

 I'm going to see doc about starting tx. Is there a big difference (results wise) between

these two procedures?

Prob. infected 89-90 geno 1 vl=2.7 mil

pmrad5



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