Liver Test Report Explanation
This guide helps you to understand your liver function test report
Published Date : 2023-01-12T04:27:01.619Z
Updated Date : 2023-01-12T04:27:01.666Z
Which tests are commonly included in the Liver Function Tests?
Liver profiles commonly include 4 major groups of enzymes. These are : Transaminases (SGOT + SGPT), Bilirubins(Total and Direct), Synthetic Proteins(Albumin) and Alkaline Phosphatase
What are bilirubins, why are they increased?
Bilirubins are produced when your Red blood cells are broken down. Red Blood Cells usually live for 120 days.
Causes include bile duct/gall bladder problems, hepatitis infections, and hemoglobin abnormalities
What are transaminases and why are they increased?
Transaminases are called AST/ALT or SGOT/SGPT. They are usually elevated in cases of hepatitis infections, copper and iron storage disorders, and excessive alcohol intake
Inceased by how much?
Commonly doctors will only give importance to elevations that are at least 2-5 times above normal. The normal range is usually around 45 IU/L. So you only need to be concered if your transaminases are around 200 or more.