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

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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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Total Bilirubin (Definition)

Bilirubin, a product of hemoglobin breakdown, is present in two forms in the human body: unconjugated (indirect bilirubin, insoluble) and conjugated (direct bilirubin, soluble). Unconjugated bilirubin is conjugated in the liver and released into the small intestine in bile, the fluid in the gallbladder. Total bilirubin measures indirect bilirubin plus direct bilirubin; part of ...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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Total bilirubin 1.9 mg/dl, Alk Phosphatase 123 U/L, SGPT (ALT) 49 U/L, SGOT(AST) 46U/L. Hepatitis B & C negative. Slightly yellow eyes,?

Total bilirubin 1.9 mg/dl, Alk Phosphatase 123 U/L, SGPT (ALT) 49 U/L, SGOT(AST) 46U/L. Hepatitis B & C negative. Slightly yellow eyes,?

Look for cause: The workup needs to continue. You've got hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency, medication allergy or some other treatable illness until proved otherwise. If you are taking any medications, even 'natural' / 'herbal' / 'traditional', stop them now. This is serious. Best wishes. ...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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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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Albumin in range, total n direct bilirubin in range, alk phos-in range, globulin 2.4, ag ratio 1.63 but AST and ALT -262 n 213. Pl advice?

Albumin in range, total n direct bilirubin in range, alk phos-in range, globulin 2.4, ag ratio 1.63 but AST and ALT -262 n 213. Pl advice?

Ongoing injury: The transaminases (ast and alt) are quite high indicating some of your liver cells are injured and leaking contents into the bloodstream. I'm glad your other labs are in range. This may be acceptable given your underlying chronic hepatitis, or it may be a guide to management now or in the future. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis b vaccine taken when sgot and sgpt values are high and test for hep b non reactive ?

Can hepatitis b vaccine taken when sgot and sgpt  values are high and test for hep b non reactive ?

Yes: The vaccine does not affect the liver. It involves the immune system which produces antibodies to protect against hep b and prevent further damage to the liver. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis b vaccine given in 1986 cause elevated liver enzymes?

Should not be...: A hepatitis b vaccination given 27 years ago should not be the cause of elevated liver enzymes currently. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does hepatitis b vaccine prevent jaundice?

Does hepatitis b vaccine prevent jaundice?

Only HepB jaundice: Hepatitis b vaccine will only prevent the jaundice caused by hepb virus infection (and hepa vaccine will likewise only prevent jaundice caused by hepa virus). Jaundice from other causes will not be prevented. Examples are newborn jaundice, hepatitis c, bile duct malformations, gallstones or gallbladder disease, alcoholic liver damage, other viral hepatitis, etc... ...Read more

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Will a hepatitis b vaccine elevated liver function studies?

No: This should not happen as the vaccine has reactivity with your immune system, not your liver. ...Read more

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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

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Crp1.01mg/l, serum bilirubin direct .42,bilirubin total .83,pcv/haematocrit 39.7,eosinophils 7,cortisol 8.87ug/dl.is it a problem?

May not be: This all depends on the medical reason the tests were drawn. These may all be normal for you. Part of this may depend on the normal ranges for the lab where the tests were done. This of course is best discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Fattyliver and hyperlipidemia, new lftresults bilirubin 0.2, alk.Phos.174, alt89, protein 8.6, albumin3.9, ast35.Lft&ct 3mo ago normal.Cause of elevated lft?

Fattyliver and hyperlipidemia, new lftresults bilirubin 0.2, alk.Phos.174, alt89, protein 8.6, albumin3.9, ast35.Lft&ct 3mo ago normal.Cause of elevated lft?

Still fatty liver: Were you told that you have type 2 diabetes and fatty liver? Sometimes the only sign of fatty liver related to metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes may be an increased liver enzymes such as alt. An MRI study may show fatty liver. The best bet would be to ask your doctor the reason for the elevated alt. Other labs appear normal. ...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


Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more