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Will a hepatitis test show any kind of hepatitis, including alcoholic hepatitis?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: No

"hepatitis tests" are tests for viral hepatitis, the most common of which are A (infectious hepatitis), B and C (but there are others).
There is no specific test for alcoholic hepatitis, but there are certain patterns of liver enzymes that are more typically seen with alcohol-related damage. A liver biopsy can show changes consistent with alcohol, but these are also seen with diabetes and obesity

In brief: No

"hepatitis tests" are tests for viral hepatitis, the most common of which are A (infectious hepatitis), B and C (but there are others).
There is no specific test for alcoholic hepatitis, but there are certain patterns of liver enzymes that are more typically seen with alcohol-related damage. A liver biopsy can show changes consistent with alcohol, but these are also seen with diabetes and obesity
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