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Is there a common cause of low liver enzymes?
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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Usually OK
When we talk about liver enzymes, we are usually referring to transaminases (sgot/sgpt, ast/alt).
The lower limit of normal is either zero or close to zero. Therefore having a low value of one of these is not an issue. Albumin and protein can be low in malnutrition or protein-losing kidney disease. And severe malnutrition will cause everything to be very low across the board.

In brief: Usually OK
When we talk about liver enzymes, we are usually referring to transaminases (sgot/sgpt, ast/alt).
The lower limit of normal is either zero or close to zero. Therefore having a low value of one of these is not an issue. Albumin and protein can be low in malnutrition or protein-losing kidney disease. And severe malnutrition will cause everything to be very low across the board.
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