Hepatitis C: An In-Depth Guide

 

What is the FibroTest and where can I find it?

The FibroTest is a blood test used to assess the degree of fibrosis and cirrhosis in the liver. The FibroTest gives a value from 0.00 – 1.00 and this is converted into a METAVIR value for fibrosis between F0 – F4. (See Types of tests - Monitoring tests for more information on METAVIR and values for measuring fibrosis.)

The FibroTest identifies cirrhosis fairly accurately but is not as specific at assessing the degree of fibrosis. Because of this, when it is used, it is often used together with transient elastography (Fibroscan) or a biopsy. (See Types of tests - Monitoring tests for more information.)

The cost of the FibroTest is not covered by public health insurance in any of the provinces or territories. FibroTest analysis can be done for a fee and at the request of a person’s healthcare provider.

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