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Table 2 Results of laboratory investigations

From: Body mass index (BMI) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level correlate with the severity of HCV-induced fibrosis in a cohort of Egyptian patients with chronic HCV

Laboratory investigations Mild group (N = 59) Severe group (N = 41) Chi-square
p value
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Albumin (g/dL) 3.96 ± 0.37 3.74 ± 0.42 0.008**
Alpha-fetoprotein (ng/ml) 13.05 ± 5.87 14.07 ± 18.34 0.033*
TSH (IU/L) 3.70 ± 0.71 3.34 ± 0.82 0.022*
ALP (IU/L) 136.44 ± 42.97 113.61 ± 53.61 0.037*
AST (IU/L) 86.63 ± 60.22 92.29 ± 53.72 0.334
ALT (IU/L) 75.85 ± 48.26 68.07 ± 33.47 0.725
Total Bilirubin (mg/dL) 1.07 ± 0.37 0.99 ± 0.46 0.125
Direct bilirubin (mg/dL) 0.24 ± 0.14 0.27 ± 0.22 0.478
Blood glucose (mg/dL) 98.92 ± 16.02 97.46 ± 16.43 0.660
Hemoglobin (Hb) (g/dL) 11.91 ± 1.75 11.55 ± 1.80 0.318
Creatinine (mg/dL) 0.97 ± 0.16 1.0 ± 0.19 0.847
Platelet (103/μL)) 271.08 ± 69.61 286.41 ± 75.42 0.450
WBCs (cells/mm3) 7938.59 ± 1696.06 7582.90 ± 1803.64 0.150
  1. Chi-square p values for comparisons between mild and severe groups: *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, and ***p < 0.001