Other noninvasive biomarkers
If FibroScan is not available, a panel of blood tests can sometimes be used to assess liver damage.
Combinations of lab results can help identify serious liver damage. Results are pretty good but they are not quite as useful as a FibroScan or biopsy.
In the UK, if a FibroScan is not available, or if FibroScan results are not clear, then monitoring using non-invasive blood panel tests is recommended before deciding on a biopsy.
These panels of tests include APR, FIB-4, ELF, FibroMeter and FibroTest.
Last updated: 17 August 2017.