Non-invasively aids in the detection, staging, and monitoring of liver fibrosis for nonalcoholic steatohepatitus (NASH) patients.
Introduction to NASH
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) affects approximately 25 million people in the US1 and it is projected that by 2020, NASH will overtake hepatitis C as the leading cause of liver transplants2. Currently, biopsy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of NASH. However, biopsy may be subject to sampling problems that can confound the results, in addition to surgical costs, risk, and inconvenience for the patient.
Identifying High-Risk NASH Patients is Imperative
- F3-F4 stage of liver fibrosis has been identified as the most significant independent risk factor for mortality in NASH patients3,4
- NASH-related cirrhosis is becoming a more common indication for liver transplantation3
- Progression of NASH-related liver fibrosis is 2 times faster than nonalcoholic fatty liver disease5
PROMETHEUS® FIBROSpect® NASH
PROMETHEUS FIBROSpect NASH is a laboratory-developed test that aids in in the detection, staging, and monitoring of liver fibrosis in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis patients. The simple blood test is noninvasive and provides a quantitative fibrosis score to help physicians risk stratify and monitor patients based on 3 clinically relevant biomarkers.
New proprietary NASH-specific algorithm
- Differentiated F0-F2 from F3-F4 liver fibrosis in clinically diagnosed NASH patients9
- Validated with samples from 396 biopsy-confirmed NASH patients9
- Provides quantitative liver fibrosis test results
FIBROSpect NASH benefits:
- Easy-to-read and interpret test result
- Noninvasive and non-fasting
- Can be repeated frequently, easily, and safely
- May reduce the need for biopsy
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Web site. Definition & facts of NAFLD & NASH. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/liver-disease/nafld-nash/definition-facts. Accessed August 7, 2017
- Canbay A, Sowa JP, Syn WK, Treckman J. NASH cirrhosis – the new burden in liver transplantation: how should it be managed? Visc Med. 2016;32(4):234-238.
- Angulo P, Kleiner DE, Dam-Larsen S, et al. Liver fibrosis, but no other histologic features, is associated with long-term outcomes of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Gastroenterology. 2015;149(2):389-397.
- Ekstedt M, Hagström H, Nasr P, et al. Fibrosis stage is the strongest predictor for disease-specific mortality in NAFLD after up to 33 years of follow-up. Hepatology. 2015;61(5):1547-1554.
- Jayakumar S, Harrison SA, Loomba R. Noninvasive markers of fibrosis and inflammation in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Curr Hepatol Rep. 2016;15(2):86-95.
- Boeker KH, Haberkorn CI, Michels D, Flemming P, Manns MP, Lichtinghagen R. Diagnostic potential of circulating TIMP-1 and MMP-2 as markers of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Clin Chim Acta. 2002;316(1-2):71-81.
- Halfon P, Bourlière M, Pénaranda G, et al. Accuracy of hyaluronic acid level for predicting liver fibrosis stages in patients with hepatitis C virus. Comp Hepatol. 2005;4:6.
- Ho AS, Cheng CC, Lee SC, et al. Novel biomarkers predict liver fibrosis in hepatitis C patients: alpha 2 macroglobulin, vitamin D binding protein and apolipoprotein AI. J Biomed Sci. 2010;17(58):1-7.
- Data on file. Prometheus Laboratories Inc.
- When and in whom to initiate HCV therapy. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America Web site. http://www.hcvguidelines.org/evaluate/when-whom. Last updated July 6, 2016. Accessed July 24, 2017.
The FibroSPECT tests are laboratory-developed tests that were developed and validated under Federal CLIA laboratory guidelines, and are performed exclusively by Prometheus Laboratories Inc.
- These tests have not been cleared or approved by the US FDA. The tests are used for clinical purposes and should not be regarded as investigational or for research. Prometheus Laboratories is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) as qualified to perform high-complexity clinical laboratory testing and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
- This material is provided for general information purposes only as an educational service for healthcare physicians and their patients. It is not intended as a substitute for medical advice and/or consultation with a physician.