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Could drinking alcohol the night before a blood test raised liver enzymes?

Could drinking alcohol the night before a blood test raised liver enzymes?

Yes: It's common. Tell your physician you were partying. If the enzymes are high, they'll be repeated after a time off alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Alt 188 AST 88 does changing statins cause the elevation? Nevver had abnormal liver function test before

Alt 188 AST 88 does changing statins cause the elevation? Nevver had abnormal liver function test before

It's possible: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (statins), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Discuss with Dr. to HOLD the statin and see if they trend down, then try another med 4 Chol ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink 3 days before a liver functions test?

Is it bad to drink 3 days before a liver functions test?

Yes if it has alcoho: It will alter the results. It is also not a healthy idea to drink after the tests either. Alcohol is a known liver toxin so don't imbibe! ...Read more

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my blood test showed abnormal liver enzymes and elevated pancreatic enzymes. Hepatitis negative. I don't drink alcohol. Ultrasound and CT negative. ?

 my blood test showed abnormal liver enzymes and elevated pancreatic enzymes. Hepatitis negative.  I don't drink alcohol. Ultrasound and CT negative. ?

Other causes: Amylase, Lipase and liver enzymes can be elevate, due many other reasons such as acute cholecystitis, biliary sludge, chronic pancreatitis or even drug induced. Imaging does not necessarily pick up small gallstones or biliary sludge. Also, clinical symptoms need to be correlated with your lab work to narrow down the diagnosis. Are you having jaundice, abdominal pain, diarrhea, cramps, etc? ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink after receiving bad liver function test results?

Is it dangerous to drink after receiving bad liver function test results?

Liver abnormal study: Yes it is not good to drink alcohol because alcohol is broken down in the liver and this will cause your liver to worsen. The main importance is to find out the cause of the liver abnormality. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol 2 days before blood test alter the cholesterol?

Does drinking alcohol 2 days before blood test alter the cholesterol?

Drinking alcohol: on a daily basis will affect the cholesterol profile, but it should not cause significant change if you drink once 2 days prior. The key is the continuous chronic nature of drinking. 1 glass of red/white wine daily may increase your good cholesterol (HDL) slightly while keeping your triglycerides and bad cholesterol a little lower. Chronic beer and liquor use will increase the total by a lot. ...Read more

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Liver. High gamma GT levels in liver function tests rest clear.I have never drank alcohol.All scans clear, had lead poison as a child.Low ferrittin too

Liver. High gamma GT levels in liver function tests rest clear.I have never drank alcohol.All scans clear, had lead poison as a child.Low ferrittin too

Probably just you: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant tendency to a high ggt. These people get accused wrongly of being closet drinkers. It's really unfortunate and i'm sorry this happened to you. I trust you're not on any medications that might be doing this. ...Read more

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What are liver function test results if hepatitis?

What are liver function test results if hepatitis?

Hepatitis which?: Your question does not make any sence.There are different hepatitis, a, b, c.Non abc liver functiobn test only tell us if there is elevation of liver enzymes indicating for more tests tests are sgot, SGPT and alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more

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Would a liver function test show gallbladder dysfunction?

Would a liver function test show gallbladder dysfunction?

It may,...: As if the ducts get blocked then the liver may get inflamed and the LFT's elevated. ...Read more

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Alcohol ok before blood test for creatinine?

Interesting question: Alcohol consumption before having a blood test for serum creatinine should not affect the results. Depending on the amount of alcohol consumed, the glucose load may increase the serum glucose measurement. If this is quite high, it may also increase the potassium measurement. ...Read more

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Will Valium and alcohol affect your alk phos, AST and ALT levels when a liver function test is performed. Alkphos29, alt110, ast38 bilirubin dir 0.4?

Will Valium and alcohol affect your alk phos, AST and ALT levels when a liver function test is performed. Alkphos29, alt110, ast38  bilirubin dir 0.4?

Liver function tests: Although valium is metabolized by the liver, it does not increase or decrease liver enzyme activity. Alcohol, on the other hand, depending on the amount consumed & frequency of consumption, can significantly elevate liver enzyme levels to a lesser or greater degree. Your alt is about 4 x normal; ast & direct bilirubin r minimally elevated; alk phos is ok. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also affect liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Had liver test done last month, test ok. Liver hurting after night of drinking. Why?

Had liver test done last month, test ok. Liver hurting after night of drinking. Why?

Alcoholic hepatitis: Even binge drinking can cause serious liver damage, AND you can have pancreatitis as a result too. Probably if you have moderate to severe pain, you should be seen in an ER for blood tests to ensure your liver has not suffered a severe injury, and to ensure you do not have pancreatitis. Maybe time to think about quitting alcohol until you are able to keep things moderate, or maybe indefinitely. ...Read more

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Could electrolyte enhanced water skew a liver function test?

Could electrolyte enhanced water skew a liver function test?

No.: Lfts are not looking at your electrolytes, they are examining levels of enzymes produced by the liver. ...Read more

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Does drinking water before creatine test lower the score?

Does drinking water before creatine test lower the score?

Check with your doc: If somebody has a "dry" body than appropriate water may lower the creatinine level. Check with your doc. Sometimes too many water pills may make your body too dry. ...Read more

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Took 1 Arcoxia 90mg 3 days before liver function test. AST, ALT, etc all normal except GGT 124. Can Arcoxia 3 days before test be the cause ?

Took 1 Arcoxia 90mg 3 days before liver function test. AST, ALT, etc all normal except GGT 124. Can Arcoxia 3 days before test be the cause ?

Probably not!: While all drugs can be hepatotoxic, the insult t liver cells (hepatocytes) will elevate SGOT and SGPT, SGPT usually first. SGOT comes from muscle as well;. SGPT only liver. GGT comes from the biliary tree, gallbladder and connective tissue of the liver, frequently indicating gall bladder issues. I suppose it CAN happen, but this would be exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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I use to have cirrhosis, been sober 3 years, blood tests show liver function excellent, want to know liver status?

I use to have cirrhosis, been sober 3 years, blood tests show liver function excellent, want to know liver status?

You saved your life: If your cirrhosis was not biopsy-proven, you may just have had alcoholic hepatitis or bad fatty change. If it was proven on imaging, you will always have some scarring but it does regress after you sober up. Once you stop drinking, the liver enzymes ("function tests") normalize fast whether or not the scar regresses. Stay sober and cherish each day -- you may live a normal life. ...Read more

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Could routine blood test results affected by drinking alcohol the night before?

Yes: Drinking the night before will affect liver enzyme levels and depending on the amount dehydration induced, can affect other lab results too. ...Read more

Liver Function Test (Definition)

Are groups of clinical biochemistry laboratory blood assays designed to give information about the state of a patient's liver.[1]the parameters measured include pt/inr, aptt, albumin, bilirubin (direct and indirect) and others. According to some[who?], liver transaminases (ast/alt (sgot/sgpt) are not liver function tests, but are biomarkers of liver injury in a patient with ...Read more


Dr. Tso Chen
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Liver Function (Definition)

The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more