The laboratory in Southampton have changed the assay system for P3NP and HA, and our algorithm can no longer be applied to the results. However Kings College Hospital are able to perform assays for both HA and P3NP, If you need more information about the assays please email Tracy: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0203 2993726:
Department of Clinical Biochemistry,
King’s College Hospital,
Serum or lithium heparin samples are suitable for P3NP and HA. They should be stored frozen at -20 degrees C
Kaplan Meier survival plot of 2533 inpatients and outpatients seen in the Liver Unit of Southampton University Hospital with liver disease of varying aetiology according to the traffic light result. Patients in liver clinics are more unwell than those detected by screening in the community so we would not anticipate that such a marked effect on survival with a red result, the purpose of the chart is to demonstrate the ability of a red test to select those with a worse prognosis.
Updated analysis was performed in March 2013.