A series of live functions test is available to screen for liver damage. People with a preexisting medical condition who take medicines that may affect the liver, Alcoholics, People with history of hepatitis or people with family of history of liver concerns are usually at the higher risk. Doctors may even order a person to get tested if signs like loss of appetite, fatigue, dark urine, and itching, and abdominal swellings are found in the person.
Why get tested:
To measure the total bilirubin and assess its function in the liver along with other compounds.
To monitor obstructed bile ducts, risk of liver cancer and cirrhosis and also bone problems.
To determine causes of elevated Alkaline Phosphate ( ALP)
To order follow up tests and arrange treatments accordingly.
Blood Tests Included - 11
LIVER (11 )
• SERUM ALB/GLOBULIN RATIO • ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE • BILIRUBIN -DIRECT • BILIRUBIN (INDIRECT) • BILIRUBIN - TOTAL • GAMMA GLUTAMYL TRANSFERASE (GGT) • PROTEIN - TOTAL • ALBUMIN - SERUM • SERUM GLOBULIN • ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (SGOT ) • ALANINE TRANSAMINASE (SGPT)