What are the expected diagnostic test findings for cirrhosis in patients with hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) infection?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In the early stages of cirrhosis, findings of chronic viral hepatitis can be found. Later, as the disease progresses, low albumin levels, hyperbilirubinemia, prolonged PT, low platelet and white blood cell counts, and AST levels higher than ALT levels can be identified. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and GGT levels can be slightly elevated.


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