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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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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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How can I get a liver function test?

How can I get a liver function test?

Go to your Dr.: Any Dr can provide you with a lab test to get Blood work. Discuss with the Dr. why you feel a need to get a Liver function test, and they can examine you and provide you with good health care. ...Read more

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Do i need to fast for liver function test?

Do i need to fast for liver function test?

NO: You do not need to fast for Liver function tests, however Cholesterol/LIPID panels as well as Diabetes testing is often done in conjunction with LFT's, so be sure to fast if they are being tested for as well. ...Read more

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Why would my liver function test be borderline?

Why would my liver function test be borderline?

Many reasons.: A common culprit in borderline tests for liver function test is use of acetaminophen, and fatty liver. Alcohol consumption can also cause it to be borderline. These causes can also cause it to be higher than normal. Talk with your doctor to look for specific risk factors. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: liver function test?

What is the definition or description of: liver function test?

liver blood assays: 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 some degree of intact. ...Read more

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How will i know what does an irregular liver function test really mean?

Liver function tests: They usually called abnormal liver function tests.If the laboratory testing shows incresed level of liver tests .It may suggest some unc=derlying liver problem. ...Read more

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Do you think I should worry about an abnormal result from a liver function test?

Sure,...: 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 (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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liver function test done and levels came back 95 and 52 Not sure which was which, but the one that's to be in the range of 0-40 is95 Dangerous?

Need to find cause: If you are asymtomatic ,it may be fatty liver,but you need to see your doc who will check blood work & ultra sound etc In the mean time stop alcohol & any other substances harmful to the liver. ...Read more

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What does it mean if GGT was 80 on my liver function test; normal between 10 & 42?

What does it mean if GGT was 80 on my liver function test; normal between 10 & 42?

Drinking?: Drinking alcohol makes you GGT going up. It's good for monitoring patients that are trying to stop drinking, but it can be elevated in other conditions too. ...Read more

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Can smoking affect a liver function test?

Yes: Smoking can affect liver tests. Studies have found that smoking raises the serum ?-glutamyl transferase (ggt) level and decreases serum protein and Albumin levels. It does not appear to affect the ast, alt, bilirubin, or alkaline phosphatase. ...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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My liver function test showed a reading of ALT 34 & AST41 U/L means ?

My liver function test showed a reading of ALT 34 & AST41 U/L means ?

ALT and AST: It means you need to always include the normal range for you lab in order for me to help. ...Read more

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Can a normal result from a liver function test mean i don't drink too much alchohol?

NO: Do not rely on Liver function testing to determine if you drink too much. The liver may endure tremendous assault and injury before the tests may even shoe elevations, so if you drink too much, please stop and discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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For what length of time can alcohol be detected in the liver using a liver function test?

For what length of time can alcohol be detected in the liver using a liver function test?

It depends on what y: Alcohol itself can not be detected in the liver but it liver damaging effects can be noted in blood tests. But only excess of alcohol will cause liver damage in the form of hepatitis. This menifests as increase of liver enzymes which spill over into the blood. The effect comes on quickly like within 24 hrs and lasts for a few days . But more severe damage can cause chronic hepatitis which persist. ...Read more

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How do they test for hepatitis a and liver function?

How do they test for hepatitis a and liver function?

Blood: Hepatitis a can be checked by looking for antibodies that show up in your body after exposure. Liver function is more complicated and we usually check liver enzymes that suggest inflammation and damage and protein, bilirubin and clotting levels which can show how well the liver is doing its job in making the proteins and cleaning the blood. ...Read more

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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


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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