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 Hepatic Function Pane, Liver Panel, Liver Profile.
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; for infants, blood may be drawn by puncturing the heel with a lancet.
- 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.
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.