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Does sgot and sgpt indicate jaundice?

Does sgot and sgpt indicate jaundice?

No: If these are up, usually your liver cells have been damaged somehow and are leaking their enzymes. The liver heals wonderfully but you do want to find the cause. Often it's something as simple as coming back two weeks later after stopping your Ibuprofen or your beer. If they're still up, you're in for some labs to look for serious treatable disease. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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My liver function tests results bilirubin total-4.35 sgot- 468 sgpt- 908 ggt- 132 alkaline phosphatase-175.8 anything serious, could this be jaundice?

My liver function tests results
bilirubin total-4.35
sgot- 468
sgpt- 908
ggt- 132
alkaline phosphatase-175.8
anything serious, could this be jaundice?

See details: These results suggest significant liver disease and this must be evaluated immediately. Speak with the doctor who ordered the tests. Get screened for hepatitis and consider a referral to a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Fasting blood work. Total Bilirubin 1.5, Direct Bili 0.2, Alk Phos 44, AST 24, ALT 20, Albumin 4.4, Tot protein 6.6. Is high total Bili concerning?

Fasting blood work. Total Bilirubin 1.5, Direct Bili 0.2, Alk Phos 44, AST 24, ALT 20, Albumin 4.4, Tot protein 6.6. Is high total Bili concerning?

Not unless its inc--: reasing. Every Lab has its own Reference range, so checking with your PCP would be the best as None of us would have a clue to the Reference your lab uses. Overall your numbers are not terribly high, except the Alk phos, I think. Best check with your PCP and maybe repeat the tests after 4-6 weeks time. Good Luck ...Read more

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Bilirubin total high 3.5, normal liver function test, negative Gilbert's syndrome, bili direct normal 0.2, normal cbc, what could cause mild bili?

Bilirubin total high 3.5, normal liver function test, negative Gilbert's syndrome, bili direct normal 0.2, normal cbc, what could cause mild bili?

Hemolyzing: You may simply have Gilbert's despite "testing negative for it". Or you may be hemolyzing. It might be worth checking your reticulocyte count; this is often up even without your being anemic in folks who run a high bilirubin like yourself. ...Read more

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Total bilirubin 2.5 (Elevated), Direct bilirubin 0.5 (Elevated), Indirect bilirubin 2.0 (Elevated) All other liver enzymes normal. What causes this?

Rerun test: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you need to re do the tests in non-fasting state. With the exception of elevated direct bilirubin, the findings are consistent with Gilbert syndrome, which is not a disease. See this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024904 ...Read more

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8days boy sever birth asphyxia.total bilirubin 58mg Diret bili 20mg .lncreased liver enzymes low haemoglobin.normal abdomenal ultrasound.what diagnosi?

Very concerning: Massive hepatic necrosis in a newborn can be from herpes, CMV, medications, perhaps shock, etc. I hope for a good outcome but wish you strength and courage whatever happens. ...Read more

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Does high bilirubin level indicate liver disease?

Does high bilirubin level indicate liver disease?

Bilirubin: Gilbert syndrome (normal variant usually less than 4), gallstone obstruction (you'll be very sick), end stage liver disease (again very sick), pancreatic cancer (causing obstruction). Could be many things, go over results with doctor and gi. ...Read more

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Elevated alt/ast/ldh and bilirubin?

Liver dysfunction : This indicates abnormality in liver function. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Last month ast, ALT all normal, albumin, globulin, bilirubin not normal, this month albumin, bilirubin, globulin normal but AST and ALT very high.Possible?

Last month ast, ALT all normal, albumin, globulin, bilirubin not normal, this month albumin, bilirubin, globulin normal but AST and ALT very high.Possible?

Yes: This is not only possible but commonplace. I believe we've met. Cirrhosis is a chaotic system and labs fluctuate based on activity (damage / healing). We're not going to know for certain, but if we could talk to your liver, i'd bet he would tell you he's regenerated a huge number of cells which is why he's working better and has more total cells though still bearing injury. Be glad. ...Read more

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Is 2.1 bilirubin level dangerous?

Depends: Your total bilirubin level is just above the upper limit of normal for most labs, but in isolation, it doesn't help in finding its root cause or knowing its significance. Advise talking to your doctor about all your lab results. ...Read more

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Bilirubin high liver ast, GGT normal?

Bilirubin high liver ast, GGT normal?

Not all AST is liver: This could be due to rhabdomyolysis. Intense muscle breakdown can cause elevated ast. Hemolysis can cause elevated bilirubing and the GGT would remain normal in these circumstances. ...Read more

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What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

Depends,often normal: Mild jaundice is common & results from the baby's GI system just maturing & being able to excrete bilirubin. This happens when the liver becomes more functional during the first week or so of life. As the baby feeds, bilirubin leaves the body in the stool (hence yellow stools) & urine. If breastmilk is not yet in, more jaundice may occur. In other babies, it can be due to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Total protein 8.2 ,bilirubin 1.8,hdl-cholest 36, prolactin 31.7,problem with liver??

Elevated bili: Your bilirubin is elevated and should be investigated. To know if it's your liver or gall bladder (or bile ducts) or hemolytic anemia, much more information is necessary. ...Read more

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My total bilurubin 0.88 direct bilurubin 0.37 indirect bilurubin is 0.51, serum globulin is 3.27 Are these levels normal?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your globulin level is higher than normal. It can be due to many causes, e.g., chronic infection, inflammatory disorders, liver disease and myeloma. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Newborn jaundice day 10 bilirubin total 11.31mg/dl & bilirubin direct 0.43mg/dl day 20 bilirubin total 5.6 & bilirubin direct 1.0 should i b worried?

More testing needed.: Probably nothing however the direct component of the bilirubin is rising. It sounds like your pediatrician is following this. But if baby is healthy likely ok. Premature infants should be followed more closely? ...Read more

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Bilirubin 1.6, (id 1.3, d .25) other lft normal, reticulyte normal, , ultrasound normal . Bilirubin fluctuates, do I need to keep testing bili?

Bilirubin 1.6, (id 1.3, d .25) other lft normal, reticulyte normal, , ultrasound normal . Bilirubin fluctuates, do I need to keep testing bili?

Probably Gilbert's: Gilbert’s syndrome is due to deficiency of an enzyme that helps to excrete bilirubin, so the indirect bilirubin is usually elevated, without increases in alkaline phosphatase. Patients with gilbert’s syndrome are prone to develop higher bili levels from time to time. The risk increases with fasting, dehydration, repeated and profuse vomiting, infections, exertion and stress and after a surgery. ...Read more

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Sgpt 950 alkaline phosphatase 298 total bilirubin 5.5 direct bilirubin 4.4 kindly answer cause obstructive jaundice or hepatitis?

Liver functions: Both are possible. Need to also exclude alcohol abuse. If you do not drink excessive alcohol the check with your physician (for liver scan, CT etc.) ...Read more

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My A.G LEvel is .9,S.Bilirubin(Total)-2.3 ,S.Bilirubin(Direcrt)-1.5 ,S.Bilirubin(InDirect)-0.8, SGOT-88,SGPT-73 What does it means.

It means you're sick: Please forgive my frankness. Your physician has a duty to begin or continue your workup for hyperbilirubinemia and elevated liver transaminases, and to explain what he/she is doing. This may be nothing more than too much alcohol or a medication you're sensitive to, or you may have a viral or immune hepatitis, Wilson's, hemochromatosis or some other serious illness that must be Rx's. ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


Bilirubin (Definition)

Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more