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Liver Cancer patient SGPT(ALT)=84 U/L, SGOT(AST)=121 U/L, BILIRUBIN=10.91 with no bile duct obstrcton in Ultra Sound. Does this mean liver is failing?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Can't tell w/ these.

The bilirubin level is high (whether direct or indirect bilirubin) & this can lead to jaundice.
However, the TREND is more important than 1 lab value - without knowing your history & past lab results better, it is hard to determine. Also, liver "function" is also measured by cholesterol, complement, & coagulation tests (INR, PTT). Even with these blood tests, sometimes a biopsy is needed. TTYD. GL

In brief: Can't tell w/ these.

The bilirubin level is high (whether direct or indirect bilirubin) & this can lead to jaundice.
However, the TREND is more important than 1 lab value - without knowing your history & past lab results better, it is hard to determine. Also, liver "function" is also measured by cholesterol, complement, & coagulation tests (INR, PTT). Even with these blood tests, sometimes a biopsy is needed. TTYD. GL
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