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do you have to fast for liver function test

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Liver tests are not affected by eating.
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
NO: You do not need to fast for Liver function tests, however Cholesterol/LIPID panels as well as Diabetes testing is often done in conjunction with LFT's ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
Neither: You do not need to fast for the liver function tests. For the tsh, fasting is not generally needed, although there may be some variation in this te ... Read More
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
NO: These tests need not be done fasting, but when combined with the Cholesterol of a test for diabetes, they often are, as those tests do need to be fast ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No.: Lfts measure levels of enzymes produced by the liver, not anything related to marijuana.
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
NO: "Weed" is found on a drug test, not a normal LFT.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
LIVER ENZYMES&ALKALI: There may be elevation of liver enzymes and alkaline phosphatase.Also some may have elevation of amylase and lipase, if pancreas is involved.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
See your doctor: They will examine you and may order liver function studies based on your history and exam.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Many reasons.: A common culprit in borderline tests for liver function test is use of acetaminophen, and fatty liver. Alcohol consumption can also cause it to be bo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Usually not: ... But i would avoid any alcohol for a few days before the blood work to avoid confusion as it could affect the results.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ragui Sadek
24 years experience General Surgery
liver blood assays: Are groups of clinical biochemistry laboratory blood assays designed to give information about the state of a patient's liver.[1]the parameters measur ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Liver function tests: They usually called abnormal liver function tests.If the laboratory testing shows incresed level of liver tests .It may suggest some unc=derlying live ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Samach
49 years experience Gastroenterology
Blood test: Liver function tests are simple blood tests that can be ordered by any physician.
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