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Alt Gpt Blood Test
Repeat / start worup: High sgot/liver enyzme levels are quite common but do need a workup. Causes range from having gotten drunk a few days previous to taking iboprofen to lack of physical fitness to life-threatening, treatable illnesses like viral or autoimmune hepatitis / hemochromatosis / wilson's / drug allergy. Your physician knows the right way to proceed for you. ...Read more
Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?
Big picture please: As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off are the values? Vegetarians and junk-fooders are equally at risk for high homocysteine as are folks with genetic disease. Bilirubin -- gilbert's? Platelets -- gin and tonic? This isn't something to discuss in a 400-character text thx 4 understanding. ...Read more
Liver in Trouble: Actually there are no medications that help with liver damage. The only way to get better is to find the cause of the trouble and to remove it from your life. Common reasons for liver inflammation include toxic doses of medications, fatty deposits in obesity, and infections such as hepatitis. ...Read more
Past fasting bilirubin elevated at 1.5 AP, AST, ALT all normal. Dr ordered non-fasting CMP and GGTP tests. Why did he order the GGTP test?
Hepc, cirohisis, last monthreport ast/alt veryhigh, bilirubin, albumin-abnormal range. Thismonth report ast/alt, bilirubin, albumin all normal.Isit posble?
Yes: If i understand correctly, you have known hepatitis c that has progressed to cirrhosis, had an abnormal ast/alt, bilirubin high, Albumin low last month, and all are normal this month. Will assume lab did not switch sample. Hepatitis c is a chaotic disease prone to exacerbate / remit & some medication may be the actual cause of last month's problem. How do you feel? Rx you, not the numbers! ...Read more
Good: It is not that bad. See PMD, they will help in a prospective way. ...Read more
WCC, platelets, neutrophils, monocytes, globulin, AST, ALT GGT & lactate dehydrogenase 2-3 times the high range in a blood test. Should I be concerned
Very: If all are more than double reference range, you need to be under the care of a competent hematologist who also knows general medicine. ...Read more
How high?: A common cause of elevated liver enzymes is use/abuse of alcohol. If you drink, stop entirely and get retested in three months. Other common causes are viral hepatitis, medication effects and heart failure. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...Read more
What are these tests done for?
Hb, tc, ast, alt, bilurubin total, direct. Creatinine, quantitative CRP assay and rbs.
I have low haptoglobin levels o recent blood work. Rbc hemoglobin and hemotocrit are normal. Should i worry? Alt 65 ast 42. Liver biopsy 18 months ag
See answer: I answered you question in response to a duplicate posting. ...Read more
Alt lower(27;normal30-65)everything else in LFT ok.Urea serum low(12;range17-43)creatinine in blood low(0.76;normal0.80-1.30)age 58 male,shld i worry?
Blood results: alt/sgpt serum level=40 iu/l, serum alkaline phosphatase=43 iu/l, serum bilirubin level=2 umol/l, serum urea level=2.3 mmol/l. Normal?
Normal: It is very important to know why these were drawn in what sounds to be an otherwise healthy 19 year old. Did you expect to find something wrong? ...Read more
In June ALT 66, ALP 214, Bilirubin .5, AST 38. Hep B, C negative. Repeated In September, ALT 37, Bilirubin 7umol, ALP 135. Urine yellow. No symptom?
My blood test results:
total bilirubin: 1.41 h
ast: 40 h
alt: 100 h
total alk phosphatase: 43 l
serum total protein: 7.1
e.R. Said hepatitis?
Let's try this...: I have only a little bit of the story you've shared. Perhaps it's time to see whether the ast and alt get back to normal after two weeks off alcohol and any not-totally-necessary meds you may be taking. If so, this is the start of a healthier life after alcohol. If not, the workup for virus infections, iron overload, wilson's, autoimmunity & need for exercise can begin. Good luck. ...Read more