For last week’s practice question, we quizzed participants on checking for fibrosis & liver elastography. 52% of respondents chose the best answer. We want to clarify and share this important information, so you can pass it on to people living with diabetes and your colleagues, plus prepare for exam success!
Before we start though, if you don’t want any spoilers and haven’t tried the question yet, you can answer it below: Answer Question
Question: The provider is sending JR for a Liver Elastography or FibroScan test since JR has elevated ALT and AST levels along with an elevated Fib-4 score.
Which of the following are measured during this liver ultrasound procedure?
If you are thinking about taking the certification exam, this practice test question will set you up for success. Test writers anticipate possible answers based on the details in the question. They will wave those “juicy answers” right under your nose. Your job is to weed through the particulars, pluck out the most important elements and choose the BEST answer.
Answer 1 is incorrect. 13.61% chose this answer. “Liver diameter and density.” This answer is tempting, but unfortunately, it is not accurate. Liver Elastography or FibroScan test measures for liver stiffness and fat density, two very important findings to quantify liver health.
Answer 2 is incorrect. 20.21% of you chose this answer. “Liver scarring and ductal health.” This answer is also tempting, but not accurate. Liver Elastography or FibroScan test measures for liver stiffness and fat density, two very important findings to quantify liver health.
Answer 3 is incorrect. About 14.23% of respondents chose this. “Hepatocyte density and distribution.” Unfortunately, this tempting answer is not accurate. Liver Elastography or FibroScan test measures for liver stiffness and fat density, two very important findings to quantify liver health.
Finally, Answer 4 is correct. 51.96% chose this answer. “Liver stiffness and fat density.” YES, this is the BEST Answer. This 5-10 minute, non-invasive test, measures liver stiffness or degree of fibrosis (reported as the kPa score) and the amount of fat in the liver (reported as the CAP score). Join our FREE Webinar on Exploring the GI System – From the Gut to the Butt on November 16th to learn more!
We hope you appreciate this week’s rationale! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our Question of the Week and participate in this fun learning activity!
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