Don’t order serum ammonia to diagnose or manage hepatic encephalopathy (HE).
Don’t routinely transfuse fresh frozen plasma, vitamin K, or platelets to reverse abnormal tests of coagulation in patients with cirrhosis prior to abdominal paracentesis, endoscopic variceal band ligation, or any other minor invasive procedures.
Don’t order HFE genotyping based on serum ferritin values alone to diagnose hereditary hemochromatosis.
Don’t perform computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) routinely to monitor benign focal liver lesions (e.g., focal nodal hyperplasia, hemangioma).
Don’t repeat hepatitis C viral load testing in an individual who has established chronic infection, outside of antiviral treatment.