EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines on non-invasive tests for evaluation of liver disease severity and prognosis - 2021 update

J Hepatol. 2021 Sep;75(3):659-689. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2021.05.025. Epub 2021 Jun 21.


Non-invasive tests are increasingly being used to improve the diagnosis and prognostication of chronic liver diseases across aetiologies. Herein, we provide the latest update to the EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines on the use of non-invasive tests for the evaluation of liver disease severity and prognosis, focusing on the topics for which relevant evidence has been published in the last 5 years.

Keywords: NASH; cirrhosis; decompensation; elastography; serum markers of fibrosis.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Elasticity Imaging Techniques / methods*
  • Elasticity Imaging Techniques / trends
  • Europe
  • Gastroenterology / organization & administration
  • Gastroenterology / trends
  • Humans
  • Liver / diagnostic imaging
  • Liver Diseases / classification
  • Liver Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Liver Diseases / physiopathology
  • Prognosis
  • Severity of Illness Index*