A 34-year-old male asked:
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lft test came back "satisfactory"...still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years.what are result levels ie. good, satisfactory, bad etc?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Normal LFT's: Normal lft's are just that, they are "normal". If your albumin, total protein level and protime are all normal, you have no evidence of liver disease. You can always due a liver scan to see the size of your liver, to make sure it is not small or enlarged, and this time you have no objective evidence that your liver is diseased.
Answered on May 12, 2013
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Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Normal LFT's = good: High lft's imply inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines fix.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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