Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) and Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (ASH)
Excessive alcohol use is a large global problem where around 300 million people around the world have an alcohol use disorder. This can lead to alcohol associated liver disease (ALD), a chronic liver disease that can further lead to Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (ASH), liver fibrosis and eventually cirrhosis. Routine liver function tests used today often fail to detect and monitor liver damage due to ALD.
Studies show that excessive hepatocyte cell death is a key disease mechanism in chronic and acute liver diseases such as ASH. The VLVbio K18 assays therefore frequently perform better than traditional parameters in the detection of the disease