Comparing Various Cut-Offs of APRI in Liver Cirrhosis Diagnosis
Medical Journal of Malaysia have published a paper authored by the Ministry of Health of Malaysia and FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics, supported by Unitaid: Comparing various cut-offs of aspartate aminotransferase to-platelet ratio index (APRI) in liver cirrhosis diagnosis among hepatitis C patients in Malaysia.
Conclusion: APRI, with a cut-off of ≥1.5, can more accurately predict liver cirrhosis among hepatitis C patients in Malaysia. However, additional physical examination and laboratory assessment are likely to be required to support the diagnosis, especially in those with HCV/HIV co-infection.
The full publication can be accessed here.