Liver Function Test

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Liver function test is to screen for, detect, evaluate, and monitor acute and chronic liver inflammation (hepatitis), liver infection, liver disease and/or and damage. It’s also called┬áHepatic Function Pane, Liver Panel, Liver Profile.

Test Sample

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; for infants, blood may be drawn by puncturing the heel with a lancet.

Test Preparation

  • You may be instructed to fast overnight with only water permitted.
  • Inform your health provider of any prescription, OTC and supplements that you’re taking.

Results

Normal blood test results for typical liver function tests include:

  • ALT. 7 to 55 units per liter (U/L)
  • AST. 8 to 48 U/L
  • ALP. 45 to 115 U/L
  • Albumin. 3.5 to 5.0 grams per deciliter (g/dL)
  • Total protein. 6.3 to 7.9 g/dL
  • Bilirubin. 0.1 to 1.2 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)
  • GGT. 9 to 48 U/L
  • LD. 122 to 222 U/L
  • PT. 9.5 to 13.8 seconds

These results are typical for adult men. Normal results vary from laboratory to laboratory and might be slightly different for women and children.

 

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