ELF Strongly Recommended in AACE NAFLD Clinical Practice Guidelines
Shortly after the only NASH blood test to be granted De Novo marketing authorization by the FDA in 2021, we are excited to announce that the ELF Test* is now included in the 2022 AACE NAFLD Clinical Practice Guidelines to help stratify NASH patients most at risk for progression to cirrhosis.
NAFLD impacts 25% globally.
20% will progress to NASH.1
Because of the increasing disease burden,
lack of appropriate noninvasive testing
options is a major concern.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can progress into non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which can inflame and damage the liver to the point of advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis, dramatically increasing the patient’s risk of liver failure, liver cancer or even death. These risks can be more than twice as high for people living with diabetes, obesity, or high blood pressure.2
Fatty liver disease is increasing in alignment with the increasing rate of obesity, resulting in an exponential burden of disease consequences and a 178% increase in liver related deaths by 2030.3,4 The road to better outcomes is early and frequent prognostic assessment for disease progression in patients with advanced fibrosis (F3 or F4) due to NASH, as this helps to identify patients who are the most in need of care.
How are you Testing your NASH Patients?
In this video Dr. Arun Sanyal, Director of the Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health, VCU, discusses why risk-stratification of NASH patients is so important.
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*In the U.S., the ELF Test is indicated as a prognostic marker in conjunction with other laboratory findings and clinical assessments in patients with advanced fibrosis (F3 or F4) due to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) to assess the likelihood of progression to cirrhosis and liver-related clinical events. The test is not for use in the diagnosis of NASH or for the staging of fibrosis.
Younossi ZM, et al, Arch.cuba.gastroenterol. 2020;1. http://revgastro.sld.cu/index.php/gast/article/view/10/4
Estes C, et al. Fatty Liver Disease Demonstrates an Exponential Increase in Burden of Disease Hepatology. 2018;67:123-133