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Which liver function test indicates viral hepatitis?

Which liver function test indicates viral hepatitis?

Hepatitis Panels: Liver function tests are not really used to diagnose viral hepatitis, but elevated ast, alt, ggt, alkaline phos, bili can indicate "something" is wrong and needs evaluation::. Hepatitis panels for anti-bodies, core anti-bodies, and antigens for each of the different types of hepatitis (a, b, c, etc.) are used to indicate whether viral hepatitis is present and the severity/length of the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Anti microsomal antibody is -191 and anti thyroglobulin antibody is-236.1 iu/ml what does it mean , suggest medicines?

Anti microsomal antibody is -191 and anti thyroglobulin antibody is-236.1 iu/ml what does it mean , suggest medicines?

Autoimmune: These antibody titers point to the presence of an autoimmune process which makes you at a higher risk of getting thyroid disease. Need to know what your thyroid function is and what kinds of symptoms you have before any suggestion on treatment can be made. Shouldn't you be talking to the doctor who ordered these tests? ...Read more

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Ana320 homogeneous, sed rate 5, CRP 5, skin rash from sun, hx. 1996 of ana80, CMV igg58, EBV igg>90, liver and kidney cysts, mild splenomegaly?

Ana320 homogeneous, sed rate 5, CRP 5, skin rash from sun, hx. 1996 of ana80, CMV igg58, EBV igg>90, liver and kidney cysts, mild splenomegaly?

No simple answer: A postive ANA is not a true marker of disease. Your photosensitivity may be a sign for Discoid lupus. I would suggest seeing a Rheumatologist fresh, and let them perform a full history and physical and not just test. The probability of a severe disease with normal ESR and CRP is lower. They are nonspecific but can be increased in most rheumatological disease. See a good MD, a full exam and history ...Read more

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I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination. This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?

I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination.  This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?

Yes: That sounds like lab error. Your hbsab would provide immunity; i'm assuming yoru hbcab (core) is negative; i wouldn't worry, talk to your doctor about a retest if you are concerned, but even if you were infected, there is no reason for treatment at this time. ...Read more

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ALT 65, AST 38, Bilirubin 0.5, ALP 214, TSH 1.49, T4 4.28, Anti HCV , Negative, Hep Bs Antigen Negative? I remained on Iberet Folic + vitamins earlier

ALT 65, AST 38, Bilirubin 0.5, ALP 214, TSH 1.49, T4 4.28, Anti HCV , Negative, Hep Bs Antigen Negative? I remained on Iberet Folic + vitamins earlier

Question?: It is not at all clear what you are asking. Please rephrase and send again. But remember that answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 274.0 Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody 164.4 Mean Platelet Volume 9.1 Erythrocyte Sed Rate 26 Estimat Glomerular Filtratio 43?

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 274.0
Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody 164.4
Mean Platelet Volume 9.1
Erythrocyte Sed Rate 26
Estimat Glomerular Filtratio 43?

Thyroid and kidneys: Hi. You have antibody evidence of thyroid autoimmunity. It would be nice to know your TSH and free T4. Are you on thyroid hormone? You have diminished kidney function. Do you know why? ...Read more

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Anti ro ssa was low but present. anti TG antiTpo antibodies elevated but ana w/ panel was (-) euthyroid.has s/s responds to plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) Differential Dx?

Anti ro ssa was low but present. anti TG antiTpo antibodies elevated but ana w/ panel was (-) euthyroid.has s/s responds to plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) Differential Dx?

Sjögren's syndrome: Anti-ssa antibodies are most commonly associated with Sjögren's syndrome, but it does not confirm a diagnosis. Pts should may have symptoms of dry eyes and dry mouth, which are classic for Sjögren's syndrome. These ab's are also associated with connective tissue diseases such as lupus or SLE. However, a pt must have clinical and lab abnormalities to meet the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I did blood testing of Liver. the result are Anitibody anti HBe or Aniticorp anti HBe : Reaction Positive & Antigene HBe Reaction Negative.

Hi Doctor, I did blood testing of Liver. the result are Anitibody anti HBe or Aniticorp anti HBe : Reaction Positive & Antigene HBe Reaction Negative.

Hepatitis B tests: An antibody means that your body reacted to something and tried to fight it off. That's your immune system doing what it's supposed to. An antigen is something like a piece of virus that shouldn't be there. Your test report shows you were exposed to Hepatitis B but luckily your body fought it off. This HepBe test helps prove if you developed immunity from natural infection or from the vaccine. ...Read more

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Best serum tests for liver damage (fibrosis/cirr.)? Ggt, apo a1, a2 alpha gammaglobulin, ldh, haptoglobin? Others? How to interpret? Caff breath test?

Best serum tests for liver damage (fibrosis/cirr.)? Ggt, apo a1, a2 alpha gammaglobulin, ldh, haptoglobin? Others? How to interpret? Caff breath test?

Need more tests: Serum tests may never become abnormal from fibrotic or cirrhosis until late. Ultrasound abdomen is good. Ct may help. Liver biopsy is best. Usually clinical history helps. Nonalcoholic fatty liver is emerging as a new and potentially big problem and is mostly diagnosed incidentally on ct or ultrasound of abdomen. ...Read more

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Why coes serum aminotransferase increase in liver disease like viral hepatitis ?

Why coes serum aminotransferase increase in liver disease like viral hepatitis ?

Inflammation: When there is inflammation in the liver as a result of an insult, liver tests can become elevated. ...Read more

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What would cause a high positive ANA (1:640) speckled, nucleolar with a low positive smooth muscle antibody (1:40) but negative SS-A, SS-B, anti-Smith, RNP, SCL-70, Anti Jo antibodies? Liver disease?

What would cause a high positive ANA (1:640) speckled, nucleolar with a low positive smooth muscle antibody (1:40) but negative SS-A, SS-B, anti-Smith, RNP, SCL-70, Anti Jo antibodies? Liver disease?

Probably normal: Many people have a positive ANA without being sick. If you also have elevated liver enzymes, a workup for autoimmune hepatitis may be continued, but if there's nothing to suggest a liver problem biochemically, I'd not be in a hurry to diagnose despite anti-smooth-muscle. ANA means nothing apart from the clinical picture. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Enlarged carotid rhs w/ elevate psv ana speckld pattern (1:40) low titre +ive anti-dna 2.2iu/ml ena panel -tive 24yo elevated liver enzymes causes?

Enlarged carotid rhs w/ elevate psv
ana speckld pattern (1:40) low titre +ive
anti-dna 2.2iu/ml
ena panel -tive
24yo
elevated liver enzymes
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Autoimmune Disorder : The ANA speckled pattern, combined with the anti dna (was it double stranded?), the negative ena, and the elevated lfts, point to a connective tissue disorder (it may be mixed) such as lupus, sjigrens syndrome, scleroderma or poly myosotis. Other more specific tests can rule these in or out. Thyroid disease and chronic viral infections can also be at play. Your doctor will continue the search. ...Read more

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Alp 170 liver biopsy positive pas kupffer cells portal macrothphyes?

Alp 170     liver biopsy positive pas kupffer cells portal macrothphyes?

Not specific: These are nonspecific descriptors without your clinical history and reason for the liver biopsy, it's difficult to know exactly what it means. In general, elevated liver enzymes may indicate liver injury and with the biopsy findings we can make figure out where the injury is occurring within the liver and what cells or liver structures are affected. ...Read more

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Is this a lab error for Hepatitis B?: HBsAg(-), HBsAe(+), AntiHBc(+), AntiHBc IgM(-), AntiHBc IgG(-), AntiHBs(-). Repeated 3 more times with all (-)

Is this a lab error for Hepatitis B?: HBsAg(-), HBsAe(+), AntiHBc(+), AntiHBc IgM(-), AntiHBc IgG(-), AntiHBs(-). Repeated 3 more times with all (-)

False positive tests: With negative results on three more tests, almost certainly the positive results were false. This isn't necessarily a lab error, just a glitch in the biology of the test. That is, there probably is nothing the lab could have done to either cause or prevent it. In any case, you don't have hepatitis B. If potentially at risk, e.g. sexually active and not monogamous, get vaccinated. ...Read more

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My HBV DNA IS 500 iu/ml, HBE AG NEG, ANTI HBE AG POSITIVE, ALT IS 57, ? Can i start using Interferon???

My HBV DNA IS 500 iu/ml, HBE AG NEG, ANTI HBE AG POSITIVE, ALT IS 57, ? Can i start using Interferon???

Talk to doc: It appears that you do have an active infection and thus treatment is worthwhile. However you need to discuss with your doctor re. the pros and cons of interferon treatment. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more