Table 3

Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels of 366 patients with successful liver stiffness acquisition

Liver stratificationRaised ALT
local laboratory*
Normal ALT
local laboratory*
Raised ALT
19/30†
Normal ALT
19/30†
Normal liver stiffness (n=268)26 (9.7%)242 (90.3%)88 (32.8%)180 (67.2%)
Elevated liver stiffness (n=98)27 (27.6%)71 (72.4%)57 (58.2%)41 (41.8%)
Cirrhosis (n=11)1 (9.1%)10 (90.9%)9 (81.8%)2 (18.2%)
Serum ALT levels of 25 patients with elevated liver stiffness undergoing subsequent percutaneous liver biopsy
No hepatic fibrosis (n=5)1 (20%)4 (80%)3 (60%)2 (40%)
Any hepatic fibrosis (n=20)8 (40%)12 (60%)15 (75%)5 (25%)
  • Numerical values are displayed as n (%).

  • *Locally utilised cut-offs: ALT >35 IU/L for women and >45 IU/L for men.

  • †Alternative cut-offs: ALT >19 IU/L for women and >30 IU/L for men. Values are displayed as n (%) in all cases.