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Author Topic: Understanding the FibroSure Test results from LabCorp  (Read 19105 times)

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Offline BattleTheBeast

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Understanding the FibroSure Test results from LabCorp
« on: November 29, 2014, 06:04:22 am »
Hi All,

Sitting up in the middle of the night again and decided to look at all my blood work since June when this all began. I had paid something with my FSA for my IDHero and I was trying to get numbers to match so I could send in the backup documentation they want, always something right?

Well anyway I am starting to working on a comparison spreadsheet with my lab results.  I am a tiny bit more educated about this beast I was really looking at the tests that were run and understanding them better UNTIL I got to the Fibrosure results and I realized I still didn't quite understand them so I went searching and found this PDF explaining it without it being overly complicated. Hope it helps some of you: http://www.hemophilia.co.il/documents/Fibrotest.pdf

~Mel~

~Mel~
Hep C, Type 1, 10/11  viral load 8,238,340, AST-60, ALT-57 Bili .6  Stage 4 cirrhosis,
Week 4 VL <15 AST 20 - ALT 27 Bili .9
Week 9 - switched to Harvoni VL UD!! AST 20 ALT 19

EOT date is 4/30/2015,
SVR 12 is 7/23/15 ACHIEVED!!! 
and SVR 24 ACHIEVED!!

Offline Bucky

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Re: Understanding the FibroSure Test results from LabCorp
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2014, 08:58:02 am »
Hi All,

Sitting up in the middle of the night again and decided to look at all my blood work since June when this all began. I had paid something with my FSA for my IDHero and I was trying to get numbers to match so I could send in the backup documentation they want, always something right?

Well anyway I am starting to working on a comparison spreadsheet with my lab results.  I am a tiny bit more educated about this beast I was really looking at the tests that were run and understanding them better UNTIL I got to the Fibrosure results and I realized I still didn't quite understand them so I went searching and found this PDF explaining it without it being overly complicated. Hope it helps some of you: http://www.hemophilia.co.il/documents/Fibrotest.pdf

~Mel~
Good morning Mel,
Did your Fibrosure lab results contain the pie chart?
Bucky
I HAVE SLAYED THE DRAGON.....CURED SVR24!

Offline BattleTheBeast

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Re: Understanding the FibroSure Test results from LabCorp
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2014, 09:29:44 am »
Good morning Mel,
Did your Fibrosure lab results contain the pie chart?
Bucky

No Pie for me, not that I needed it anyway! I checked the original along with the final report but no luck. I really like how I can get all the results online and now save everything to a Google Drive. Should I email Labcorp and ask for a Pie Chart?

~Mel~
~Mel~
Hep C, Type 1, 10/11  viral load 8,238,340, AST-60, ALT-57 Bili .6  Stage 4 cirrhosis,
Week 4 VL <15 AST 20 - ALT 27 Bili .9
Week 9 - switched to Harvoni VL UD!! AST 20 ALT 19

EOT date is 4/30/2015,
SVR 12 is 7/23/15 ACHIEVED!!! 
and SVR 24 ACHIEVED!!

Offline Bucky

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Re: Understanding the FibroSure Test results from LabCorp
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2014, 09:55:57 am »
No Pie for me, not that I needed it anyway! I checked the original along with the final report but no luck. I really like how I can get all the results online and now save everything to a Google Drive. Should I email Labcorp and ask for a Pie Chart?

~Mel~
No reason really, it just looked cool. One thing that it did show was how wide a range the results could be interrupted and that it wasn't an exact test. My IDS only using them as a guide for people who haven't had a biopsy yet. After I was harpooned in the side she quit doing them on me.
Bucky
I HAVE SLAYED THE DRAGON.....CURED SVR24!

Offline Mike

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Re: Understanding the FibroSure Test results from LabCorp
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2014, 10:25:49 am »
In looking at the study results, the FibroSure had a Pearson’s R Correlation score ranging from .70 to .80, when compared to a liver biopsy. This means a possible error rate of 30%.

Although a correlation of .70 is statistically significant, it is by no means as conclusive as a biopsy.

Best wishes, Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

Offline BattleTheBeast

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Re: Understanding the FibroSure Test results from LabCorp
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2014, 10:42:59 am »
My IDHero took pity on me and didn't make me get stabbed or harpooned in the side since I got stabbed in the neck for a wrong diagnosis. He said unless I was going on a clinical trial it could wait.

I ended up approved so fast on the S/O we didn't have time to blink, let alone harpooned.  ;)

I hope mine is off by 30%, that could be great news for me!


~Mel~
~Mel~
Hep C, Type 1, 10/11  viral load 8,238,340, AST-60, ALT-57 Bili .6  Stage 4 cirrhosis,
Week 4 VL <15 AST 20 - ALT 27 Bili .9
Week 9 - switched to Harvoni VL UD!! AST 20 ALT 19

EOT date is 4/30/2015,
SVR 12 is 7/23/15 ACHIEVED!!! 
and SVR 24 ACHIEVED!!

Offline Mike

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Re: Understanding the FibroSure Test results from LabCorp
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2014, 10:57:00 am »
Hi BattleTheBeast,

I had a liver biopsy and equate it with volunteering to be shot.

I would certainly take the FibroSure/Fibroscan over another biopsy (unless  there was a clinical reason to have the biopsy over the others).

Best wishes, Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

Offline Bucky

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Re: Understanding the FibroSure Test results from LabCorp
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2014, 05:46:54 pm »
Hi BattleTheBeast,

I had a liver biopsy and equate it with volunteering to be shot.

I would certainly take the FibroSure/Fibroscan over another biopsy (unless  there was a clinical reason to have the biopsy over the others).

Best wishes, Mike
Mike,
I certainly agree with you.
Bucky
I HAVE SLAYED THE DRAGON.....CURED SVR24!

 


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