J. Clin. Lab. Anal. volume 29, issue 3, P208-213 2014 DOI: 10.1002/jcla.21752 View full text
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John C. Stanfliet, Michael Locketz, Peter Berman, Tahir S. Pillay

Abstract: Higher SPA levels in patients undergoing liver biopsies compared with controls may reflect the presence of liver fibrosis. SPA levels could not be used to stage the degree of fibrosis. SPA measurement may be useful in the diagnostic workup of suspected liver disease.