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are liver enzymes readings (alt = 99 u/l and ast = 89 u/l) considered very high and alarming in a liver cancer patient?

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Depends: That depends on what the lab normal range is.(This varies lab to lab) Knowing prior values are also helpful in better interpretation.
Answered on Jan 9, 2017

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