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What does an abnormal liver function test mean?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blood test abnormal

This usually refers to elevated liver enzymes (ast, alt or alkaline phosphatase).
There are numerous causes for elevated liver enzymes to include alcohol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver disease, liver tumors, medication toxicity and others.

In brief: Blood test abnormal

This usually refers to elevated liver enzymes (ast, alt or alkaline phosphatase).
There are numerous causes for elevated liver enzymes to include alcohol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver disease, liver tumors, medication toxicity and others.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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