Liver function tests are not really used to diagnose viral hepatitis
, but elevated ast
, alt, ggt
, alkaline phos, bili can indicate "something" is wrong and needs evaluation::.
Hepatitis panels for anti-bodies, core anti-bodies, and antigens for each of the different types of hepatitis (a, b, c, etc.) are used to indicate whether viral hepatitis is present and the severity/length of the infection.