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Liver Function Test (Overview)

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.


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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

Liver Function Test (Overview)

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.


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Liver function test (Tip)

Find a support group; there is a liver failure support group on Facebook. Ask dietitian about diet. ...See more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
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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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Can you tell me what could be the cause of high levels on my liver function test (blood test)?

Can you tell me what could be the cause of high levels on my liver function test (blood test)?

Several 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 (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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Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
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Liver function test (Tip)

Please don't take anything that increase ammonium level. ...See 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?

 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 an abnormal liver function test mean?

What does an abnormal liver function test mean?

Abnormal LFT's: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues form 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, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause if your LFT's are elevated. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith Dr. Mahnensmith
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Liver function test (Tip)

New therapies are available! Diet makes a huge difference. ...See more

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Dr. My age : 30 bleeding in my gum, joint pain, tiered blood result leukocyte count low and liver function test sgpt high (89) what disease this?

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My age : 30
bleeding in my gum, joint pain, tiered
blood result leukocyte count low and liver function test sgpt high (89) 
what disease this?

Further eval needed: What is your platelet counts?How low is your white blood cells. There are different things that can cause those symptoms- including blood cancer, autoimmune problems, infections, etc. Definitely, you should go to see your doctor and have your doctor examined you carefully and have further evaluation- that will include blood work, imaging of the abdomen perhaps and other necessary tests accordingly. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Kessler Dr. Kessler
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Liver function test (Tip)

Discuss the effect of tylenol (acetaminophen) on liver as it can deplete your body of glutathione. ...See more

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What does it mean if your liver function test alk phos is 181?

What does it mean if your liver function test alk phos is 181?

Bile duct issues: What are the results of other liver tests? What are your symptoms? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/liver-function-tests/my00093. ...Read more

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I always have high liver function test for numerous of years i don't drink had all the test but have liver test 3 monthly my GT gama and ALT high?

I always have high liver function test for numerous of years i don't drink had all the test but have liver test 3 monthly  my GT gama and ALT high?

Let's find why: I'm assuming you're on no meds that could be causing this and that you've been checked for hepatitis b ; c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency and autoimmune hepatitis. Most of the time, this is nature's way of encouraging you to do more aerobic exercise -- it's as vital to the liver as to the heart though many folks don't know this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do about low liver function test results and high cholesterol?Also food get stuck in throat and had esophagus stretched 3x already?

What can I do about low liver function test results and high cholesterol?Also food get stuck in throat and had esophagus stretched 3x already?

Inflammatory reflex: Oddly enough your brain actually initiates inflammation and conrols it. Does your esophagus have eosinophilic infiltrration (eosinophilic esophagitis)? This is an increasingly common disease and it is undoubtedly related to diet. I personally have evidence that it may be related to the wide intake of sugar. Look up my blog, "oxygen, the spark of life" and look for the post "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to show normal liver function test and still have hemochromatosis?

Is it possible for someone to show normal liver function test and still have hemochromatosis?

Yes: A majority of hemochromatosis patients do have elevated transaminases especially later. If you have the high serum ferritin and/or symptoms and/or genetic studies sufficient to justify starting phlebotomy, don't hesitate. ...Read more

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Liver function test (Tip)

Ask your doctor to check your iron levels in your blood if you have liver disease or abnormal tests. ...See more

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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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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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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