Table 3

Laboratory parameters

ParametersMean laboratory parameters (X±SD)P value
Non-significant fibrosis
(n=73)
Significant fibrosis
(n=27)
Platelet (100 000/mm3)2.6±0.71.8±0.8<0.0001
Bilirubin* (mg/dL)0.9 (0.4–5)1.5 (0.4–4)0.06
AST (IU/mL)23.9±10.968.3±45.2<0.0001
ALT (IU/mL)27.9±11.476.4±36.8<0.0001
Albumin (g/dL)3.7±0.43.4±0.5<0.0001
Alkaline phosphate (IU/L)76.4±12.960.9±10.2<0.0001
  • *Median

  • ALT, alanine transaminase; AST, aspartate transaminase.