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Is it typical for liver function tests to fluctuate significantly?

Is it typical for liver function tests to fluctuate significantly?

Which ones?: If you have a benign condition called gilbert's syndrome, bilirubin rises in times of stress and normalizes when the stress is gone. If your aminotransferases fluctuate it could be related to alcohol, drugs, hepatitis, or other conditions. If your alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin fluctuate it could your gallbladder. Talk with your doctor or a liver specialist. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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What is a good diet for improving liver function tests?

What is a good diet for improving liver function tests?

Healthy: Best to consume a well balanced diet low in saturated fats and calories. That being said this may help your liver tests if you fatty liver disease otherwise it might not help your lfts. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are portable liver function tests?

Do you know if there are portable liver function tests?

Portable labs? Yes.: Yes. A nurse could take your blood at home and then deliver it to the lab where liver functions test machine could process them. Services like these are provided by Home Health Agencies regularly. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of an elevated liver function tests?

What could be the causes of an elevated liver function tests?

Many things...: 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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Are there portable liver function tests? Where can I get them?

Home Health Agency: If you are homebound and have an illness and it is hard to get out of the house, you can contact your primary care physician about home health services. A home health agency can send a nurse to your home and get the blood that would then be taken to be processed as a lab. ...Read more

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If a person exercises very often would it make them less likely to have elevated liver function tests even if there was potentially damage there?

If a person exercises very often would it make them less likely to have elevated liver function tests even if there was potentially damage there?

Yes: The most common cause for elevated liver enzymes is Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Insulin resistance due to obesity is a major cause of NAFLD and
exercise can reduce insulin resistance and obesity and can reduce elevated liver enzymes in early NAFLD. ...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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Abnormal liver function tests, should I be concerned?

Abn Liver Fx tests: 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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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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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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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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Do we need to be fasting for liver function test?

Do we need to be fasting for liver function test?

No: No, fasting is not required unless you've been instructed to fast prior to your test. ...Read more

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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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Would liver function tests show or point to cirrosis if you had it?

Would liver function tests show or point to cirrosis if you had it?

Yes: Liver function test indicate many thing, infections, cirrhosis ...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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When u are diagnosed with fatty liver can u still have liver function tests normal?

Yes: A fatty liver does eventually affect your liver function but if it is mild the liver function may still be normal. Also if the fatty liver is severe and there is cirrhosis and the cells in the liver are not functioning the will not respond normally and will appear normal on the blood test even though the liver is not normal. ...Read more

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My primary said that my liver function test was abnormally low but not alarming. Wants to retest. Was could this possibly mean?

My primary said that my liver function test was abnormally low but not alarming. Wants to retest. Was could this possibly mean?

Simple...: Sometimes some transient metabolic or infectious issues, medication can alter liver function. If it is not several times the base line it is not significant....it usually comes down to normal. Your birth control pill can contribute. ...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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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

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