- HEPATIQ Indices
- The HEPATIQ report provides six indices of liver disease that may be used for diagnosis, staging, interventions, and monitoring disease progression.
- (1) PHM - Quantitative Liver Function (normal ≥100). PHM indicates likelihood of liver decompensation. Patients with PHM < 95 have cirrhosis and a 15-fold increase in the risk of outcomes such as ascites, variceal bleeding, hepatic encephalopathy, and death.[4,5,6,8,13,14,16,17,18,22,23]
- (2) fLV - Liver Volume (7 ≤ normal < 12). fLV indicates fatty liver disease when high and shrinking functional volume when low.[7,9,12,19,20,21,23]
- (3) fSV - Spleen Volume (normal < 2.5). fSV provides a non-invasive measure of portal hypertension.[5,6,8,10,11,13,17,18] May be used for assessing a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS).
- (4) HAI - Alcoholic Index (normal > -0.1). HAI indicates alcoholic hepatitis when low.[8,13,16,17,18,21,22]
- (5) eFS - Fibrosis Stage (normal = 0, range 0 to 6). eFS estimates fibrosis stage and correlates with Ishak fibrosis.[5,6]
- (6) eEV - Esophageal Varices (normal =0, range 0 to 3). eEV estimates presence and size of esophageal varices and the risk of bleeding.[5,6]