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Liver function tests

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Liver function tests are common tests that are used to see how well the liver is working. Tests include:

  • Albumin
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • AST
  • Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT)
  • Prothrombin time, also expressed as international normalized ratio (INR)
  • Serum bilirubin
  • Urine bilirubin

 

References

Pincus MR, Abraham NZ. Interpreting laboratory results. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 22nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 8.

Pincus MR, Tierno P, Fenelus M, Bowne WB, Bluth MH. Evaluation of liver function. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 22nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 21.

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