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how long should I wait to have a liver GGT test done after drinking

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Let's sober up!: Truth be told, Ms. Deb, I'm glad you wrote. You're liver's not happy about that alcohol, and is hurting, but nothing that won't heal with sobriety. Th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
May just be you: About one person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait that raises GGT without any other effect, often much higher than yours. Occasionally I have t ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: I'm actually wondering how the call was made if only GGT is up -- there's actually a genetic variant in which it tends to run quite high and these fol ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Difficult to know: I doubt it is from your appendix surgery. Antibiotics i doubt but depends upon which and what dosis you receive. Most ikely could be just congestion i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Metabolic liver: Fatty liver can be due to metabolic syndrome which can cause some elevation of liver enzymes. Stay under care of primary care doctor. Blood tests ever ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
25 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Ggt is the most sensitive marker. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and other medications can cause it to rise as can infection (hepatitis etc).
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably you: I'm assuming normal alkaline phosphatase & no other sign of focal cholestasis. If you are otherwise well, you are probably one of the people (it's com ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: A serum GTT indicates only that there is something that is affecting the liver, but it tells little about the cause. alcohol is not the only substanc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No concern: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How raised?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More

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