In recent reports issued by the researchers from the University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital, England, experts are talking about a new color-coded "traffic light" blood test, which they claim can more precisely diagnose the alcohol-related liver diseases in the patients.
Professionals added that liver cirrhosis and fibrosis in heavy alcohol drinkers are now easier to detect with the new blood tests and moreover, the results drawn are more accurate than the present diagnostic approaches.
Issued in the British Journal of General Practice, the authors of the study said that the test will help the GPs i. e. general practitioners, and primary care physician to early determine if high risk patients have liver damage or no.
Liver disease is considered as one of the most fatal diseases because its symptoms usually are noticed after liver failure leaving not much time for the professional to do anything big for the patient. But, by performing this simple test, detecting liver damage will become easier.
The results of the new test will mention color codes with red confirming that the patient has fibrosis (liver scarring) and there is a chance of cirrhosis, green confirming no detection of cirrhosis.
Lead author, Dr. Nick Sheron, said: "We hope that this type of test for liver scarring may start to change this because the earlier we can detect liver disease, the more liver deaths we should be able to prevent”.
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