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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. Mark Pack
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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 determine my abnormal liver function test results?

How can I determine my abnormal liver function test results?

If you mean cause of: 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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Alt 188 AST 88 does changing statins cause the elevation? Nevver had abnormal liver function test before

Alt 188 AST 88 does changing statins cause the elevation? Nevver had abnormal liver function test before

It's 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 (statins), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Discuss with Dr. to HOLD the statin and see if they trend down, then try another med 4 Chol ...Read more

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Abnormal liver function test on blood work very slightly out of range?gp said simple fatty liver how can she tell with jst blood test?im book for US

Abnormal liver function test on blood work very slightly out of range?gp said simple fatty liver how can she tell with jst blood test?im book for US

NASH or fatty liver: She says that because it is the most likely diagnosis. If you are not an alcoholic & don't have Hep C. It can evolve into NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) which can cause cirrhosis. But usually over years. Risk factors for fatty liver are really high chlolesterol or Triglycerides, obesity, pre or overt diabetes, or low thyroid. Diet & exercise are the usual tx. Do the US & the other labs ...Read more

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

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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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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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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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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I have do liver function test without dr consultion. In my medical report it show for GGT is 60. What this mean?

LFTs: Not sure why you decided to have GGT done. It's not recommended to do it "just because". There's a good chance an abnormal result on one reading will be normal on he next one, so called spurious elevation. Also, different labs have different reference values, so i cannot tell whether it's ok or not without knowing the reference values for a particular test. ...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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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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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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Need sgpt to sgot ratios details in liver function test my sgot to sgpt ratio is 66/139 = 0.47 what does it mean?

Need sgpt to sgot ratios details in liver function test my sgot to sgpt ratio is 66/139 =  0.47 what does it mean?

Not much: AST=SGOT, ALT=SGPT It is not the ratio that is such an issue. Elevation liver enzymes indicated injury to liver cells. You enzyme levels are not too high and can be explained chronic panceatitis. If SGOT were higher than SGPT that would have indicated more serious damage. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liver-function-tests/basics/results/prc-20012602 ...Read more

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Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.

Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.

Elevated LFT's: 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 (statins, Acetaminophen, etc.), 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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What could these liver function test results mean? Alt=77 gamma gt=61. I am a bit concerned. Doc has asked me to repeat bloods in 4 weeks.

It means...: It means that your liver is mildly inflamed and what you have been recommended is the right thing to do. Do not panic, please... this is so common and it does not mean it is serious ...Read more

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In my liver function test A.L.T (S.G.P.T) is 140 IU/L And A.S.T (SGOT) is 66 Normal range is 40. What does it mean am 19 and patient of pancreatiti?

Hepatitis: By definition is inflammation of the liver. Elevated AST and ALT are markers of inflammation and can be caused by many different things like: medications, alcohol, infections (hepatitis A, B, C), underlying liver disease, gall bladder disease, and can be associated with autoimmune diseases and even pancreatitis. Understanding the cause of you pancreatitis will likely explain your hepatitis. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hepatitis B, I went for liver function test that reveal high alkaline phosphate (44) what does it mean and do I do?

I was diagnosed with hepatitis B, I went for liver function test that reveal high alkaline phosphate (44) what does it mean and do I do?

Alkaline phosphatase: This enzyme, when produced by the liver (may be from other sources), emanates from biliary radicals that are inflamed or obstructed. Depending upon other factors you may need further imaging, perhaps a liver biopsy and treatment with antiviral drugs now effective against HepB virus. See an expert in this area and follow their recommendations. Best wishes. ...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