alexa Liver Cirrhosis Diagnosis

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Liver Cirrhosis Diagnosis

Liver Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a slowly progressing disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue, eventually preventing the liver from functioning properly.

Diagnosis

People with early-stage cirrhosis of the liver usually don't have symptoms. Often, cirrhosis is first detected through a routine blood test or checkup. Your doctor may order one or more tests or procedures to diagnose cirrhosis.

Laboratory tests
  • Liver function: Your blood is checked for excess bilirubin and certain enzymes that may indicate liver damage.
  • Kidney function: Your blood is checked for creatinine.
  • Tests for hepatitis B and C: Your blood is checked for the hepatitis viruses.
  • Clotting: Your international normalized ratio (INR) is checked for your blood's ability to clot.
Imaging and other tests
 
  • Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE): This noninvasive advanced imaging testdetects hardening or stiffening of the liver.
  • Other imaging tests: MRI, CT and ultrasound can image the liver.
  • Biopsy:  A tissue sample (biopsy) is not necessarily needed for diagnosis. However, your doctor may use it to identify the severity, extent and cause of liver damage.
  • Share this page
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • Blogger