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why are liver function tests used when on medications? to catch possible jaundice early?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Liver function test: Many medications and substances can cause liver damage. Liver function tests are used to detect liver damage so that further damage can be prevented.
Answered on Feb 14, 2014

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