How to Understand Fibroscan Results?

Q: How to understand Fibroscan results?


A: Fibroscan is a non-invasive method to evaluate the changes in the liver to screen for liver disease. Here are the interpretations of Fibroscan results.

For steatosis result/CAP score (fatty change):

  • 238 to 260 dB/m: 11% to 33% of liver with fatty change
  • 260 to 290 dB/m: 34% to 66% of liver with fatty change
  • 290 to 400 dB/m: at least 67% of liver with fatty change

For fibrosis result (scarring):

  • Normal range: 2 to 6 kPa
  • Highest possible result: 75 kPa
  • The fibrosis results are usually put into 4 levels: F0 to F1, F2, F3, and F4.
    • F0 to F1: no liver scarring or mild liver scarring
    • F2: moderate liver scarring
    • F3: severe liver scarring
    • F4: advanced liver scarring (cirrhosis; liver failure)
  • For hepatitis B:
    • F0 to F1: 2 to 7 kPa
    • F2: 8 to 9 kPa
    • F3: 9 to 11 kPa
    • F4: 18 to 75 kPa
  • For hepatitis C:
    • F0 to F1: 2 to 7 kPa
    • F2: 8 to 9 kPa
    • F3: 9 to 14 kPa
    • F4: 14 to 75 kPa
  • Just as liver diseases vary, so does the relation between the disease and the result level. You may ask your doctor for more information about other liver diseases.


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