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Hoping you can tell me, is hepatic function lab result considered a diagnosis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: What markers?

The liver's health is measured by labs, x-ray, and biopsy.
Simplistically, transaminases (ast, alt) measure liver cells, alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin measure the biliary tree, Albumin and coagulation panel measures liver synthetic function, alpha-feto protein is a cancer marker of the liver. Viral, inflammatory, autoimmune, familial liver diseases have their own specific tests.

In brief: What markers?

The liver's health is measured by labs, x-ray, and biopsy.
Simplistically, transaminases (ast, alt) measure liver cells, alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin measure the biliary tree, Albumin and coagulation panel measures liver synthetic function, alpha-feto protein is a cancer marker of the liver. Viral, inflammatory, autoimmune, familial liver diseases have their own specific tests.
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