A 52-year-old male asked:
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liver cancer patient sgpt(alt)=84 u/l, sgot(ast)=121 u/l, bilirubin=10.91 with no bile duct obstrcton in ultra sound. does this mean liver is failing?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Can't tell w/ these.: The bilirubin level is high (whether direct or indirect bilirubin) & this can lead to jaundice. However, the TREND is more important than 1 lab value - without knowing your history & past lab results better, it is hard to determine. Also, liver "function" is also measured by cholesterol, complement, & coagulation tests (INR, PTT). Even with these blood tests, sometimes a biopsy is needed. TTYD. GL
Answered on Mar 2, 2017

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