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What blood test results indicate fatty liver?

What blood test results indicate fatty liver?

Liver ultrasound: Liver u/s or ct scan show fatty liver easily. You also usually see elevated liver enzymes- SGOT and sgpt. Usually is due to obesity, or heavy drinking, or even hepatitis. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Blood test shows élévated bilirubin , urine test négative for bilirubin. Any explanation??

Blood test shows élévated bilirubin , urine test négative for bilirubin. Any explanation??

Unconjugated: Bilirubin exists in the blood in both the conjugated and Unconjugated forms. Only the conjugated can enter the urine. If you feel well, and this is new, you very likely have Gilbert's non-disease. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can these blood test results indicate anemia?

Can these blood test results indicate anemia?

Please resubmit.: Test results need to be included to answer the question. ...Read more

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Blood test results showing low mchc?

Low iron: If the MCHC level is below 28%, this is considered too low. The MCHC level can be too low because of blood loss over time, or too little iron in the body. ...Read more

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Ana positive result (1:1280) in blood tests. All other blood tests normal. What could that mean?

Ana positive result (1:1280) in blood tests. All other blood tests normal. What could that mean?

Risk: That may mean you are at higher risk to develop an autoimmune disorders in the future. Since you are suffering from back pain already at your young age, perhaps you should see a rheumatologist to find out if there is any autoimmune disorder affecting your back unless the cause for the back pain is already known. ...Read more

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Blood test lipid results showed 2 things flagged as abnormal. AST 64 and ALT 98. What does this mean?

Blood test lipid results showed 2 things flagged as abnormal. AST 64 and ALT 98. What does this mean?

Elevated liver test: These tests are above normal, but not more than twice the "upper limit of normal", and so would be considered a mild degree of elevation. Numerous conditions can cause this; it depends on why your physician ordered the test. Can be from medications, or from a temporary or chronic illness. Would check with your ordering physician. If was thought temporary, could repeat them after several weeks. ...Read more

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What blood test checks for pancreatic enzymes?

What blood test checks for pancreatic enzymes?

Amylase & lipase: These check for the enzymes to see if they're being released into the blood when somebody has an upper abdominal emergency. If you're concerned you haven't got enough pancreatic enzymes, a stool assay for pancreatic elastase might be more helpful. ...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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Thick blood , high inflammation levels abnormal liver function in all 3 blood tests, test back pos for blood clot on lung after dye test, back neg?

Thick blood , high inflammation levels  abnormal liver function in all 3 blood tests, test  back pos for blood clot on lung after dye test, back neg?

This is serious: I trust the dye test was a pulmonary angiogram that demonstrated a pulmonary thromboembolus, and it has also been determined that you have hypercoagulable blood. This is a major problem that will require work with your primary care physician and probably long-term medical management -- more than healthtap can do. Hope you do not smoke. The "inflammation" & liver labs need to be addressed in time. ...Read more

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Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Haptpglobin: Is a transport protein for the breakdown of hemoglobin. If is used to assess for RBC destruction. When the haptoglobin Is low there is an association with increased hemolysis ...Read more

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Chronic elevated alkaline phosphatase. GGT normal, other blood test negative. Liver ultrasound clear. My doctors said it is a mystery of elevated AP.

Chronic elevated alkaline phosphatase. GGT normal, other blood test negative. Liver ultrasound clear. My doctors said it is a mystery of elevated AP.

Not necessarily live: Alk. Phos. can be elevated in liver disease, but the enzyme is found in other organs, including bone, biliary tract ( gall bladder), intestine and, interesting, the placenta! Certain medications can also cause an elevation.At the very least, a gallbladder ultrasound, a measurement of parathyroid hormone,calcium & phosphate levels and a review of your meds should be done. ...Read more

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Hospitalized for bleeding esophagus. Polyp taken to lab. Blood test. lab results okay? Wbc 8.0, RBC 4.27, hgobin12.7,hemato 36.8, MCV 86.2, eosin 3.2

Hospitalized for bleeding esophagus. Polyp  taken to lab. Blood test. lab results okay? Wbc 8.0, RBC 4.27, hgobin12.7,hemato 36.8, MCV 86.2, eosin 3.2

Labs not problem: These blood tests are unremarkable. The key question is why you were bleeding from the esophagus, and what the nature of that polyp was. Discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to interpret these blood test results?

How to interpret these blood test results?

See below: There are thousands of different types of blood tests. Is there a particular one you have in mind? 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. If you have the results of a test and provide that information, it may be feasible to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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What does satisfactory blood test result mean? Full blood count, bone profile and kidney

What does satisfactory blood test result mean? Full blood count, bone profile and kidney

Lab results: Lab 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. Depending on the test, a normal value may rule out disease but other normal results do not necessarily mean lack of disease. It would be useful to have the actual results. ...Read more

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I am diabetic..My lab test result show total bilirubin of 1.55 mg/dL direct bilirubin 0.44 and indirect bilirubin 1.11, other liver function test is n?

I am diabetic..My lab test result show total bilirubin of 1.55 mg/dL direct bilirubin 0.44 and indirect bilirubin 1.11, other liver function test is n?

Sometimes it is norm: Mild elevation of bilirubin in the presence of normal liver enzymes is not uncommon. It is an inborn mild defect which has no consequences. If you feel well, there is nothing further to be done. Note any previous Liver function tests and also watch it in future. Once, confirmed you can ignore it in the future. ...Read more