Calculates both the MELD and discriminant function based on the below values.
Discriminant Function = 4.6 * (Prothrombin Time (seconds) - Control Time (seconds)) + Serum Bilirubin (mg/dL) (1)
A discriminant function > 32 indicates severe alcoholic hepatitis.
A clinician's judgement can not be replaced by a computer's analysis.
Ask your local lab about control time and prothrombin time. Usually, it's 13-14.
The MELD score determines the severity of liver disease. It is used for organ allocation for liver transplantation. Laboratory values less than 1.0 are set to 1.0, and the maximum creatinine is set to 4. If the patient has had CVVHD or dialysis twice in the last week, check the box to set the creatinine to 4.