Liver Function Test

Liver function test is used to check damage to the liver from infections and monitor liver side effects of medicines. This test checks the levels of liver enzymes like alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). It also checks the levels of albumin and bilirubin.

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Why is my husband's uric acid, RBC and liver parameters out of range?

Query: Hello doctor, Please see my husband's reports. Currently, he is not on any medication. He has started taking Orofer XT tablet and Men's Drive capsule. Please advise if he needs to take any medicine for high uric acid. Also, why are his RBC and liver parameters out of range? My mother is taking Zylor...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I warmly welcome you on my virtual clinic and assure you not to worry as all the things may get settled with proper care and follow-up. I feel sorry for the health issues your husband has. They are manageable. First of all we have to take care of the issues like th...  Read Full »

My one-year-old angiography report was normal, but I still have chest pain; Why?

Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, I had chest pain. I thought that it is may be due to some excessive spicy food I took the last night and also I did not sleep till late due to some work. So, I just ignored it and left for my work. That day, I had to go somewhere driving myself and I thought it as just a min...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you, do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case, reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Does my 55-year-old father's abnormal liver values in blood test suggest liver damage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am asking on behalf of my 55-year-old dad who is a heavy drinker. He is diabetic but his sugar level is in control now. He has been drinking 750 mL whiskey daily for the past 1 year and 300 mL daily for the past 10 years. His current medication includes one Pan-D capsule, one Cobadex...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I saw laboratory values for the Liver Function Test (LFT), and I suggest that the values are deranged, high, and need medical evaluation. From the reports, I can conclude the following points- 1. His total bilirubin is h...  Read Full »

Please advice about the bilirubin and sodium alkaline phosphate ranges.

Query: Hello doctor,I wanted to understand the bilirubin and sodium alkaline phosphate ranges. I got LFT done for my mother, in that case, itself I want to understand the range. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her indirect bilirubin is slightly high (attachment removed to protect patient identity). And this can happen due to numerous reasons. Most common being anemia, dehydration, mild jaundice, and gilbert syndrome. Further evaluation is required. I would recommend her fo...  Read Full »

I am worried about cholesterol and liver enzymes results. Can you please suggest on this?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been advised by my doctor to get a few tests done. My laboratory results have come and I am worried about the cholesterol and liver enzymes results. I am currently on tablet Effexor XR (Venlafaxine) medication. As my general physician is not available, can you please suggest on ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, According to your statement, you have recently undergone liver function tests, CBC (complete blood count) as well as lipid profile tests and found raised levels of cholesterol, LDL (low-density lipoprotein), SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic tr...  Read Full »

Do I need to take medicines for elevated bilirubin?

Query: Hi doctor, My bilirubin levels are high. I just took an opinion from my general physician and he asked me to contact a gastroenterologist to know the exact reason for high bilirubin. Can you suggest any other tests or medication for this? I have also attached my laboratory reports for your reference...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have elevated unconjugated bilirubin and elevated total bilirubin (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But, your liver enzymes AST (aspartate transaminase) and ALT (alanine transaminase) are within normal limit. Bilirubin level increases d...  Read Full »

Are my liver enzymes elevated in my liver function test reports?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a liver function test and the results showing as AST-99, ALT 178, and GGT 84. How serious are these?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the seriousness of this depends upon what causing this nearly double rise in ALT (Alanine transaminase) and AST (Aspartate transaminase) levels. But generally speaking, they are not that much worse. The values above five times the normal are usually severe....  Read Full »

I got my LFT done, and everything is normal except GGTP and SGPT levels. Kindly advice.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. My weight is 75 kg and height is 5'11". Two years ago, I was a heavy drinker. But, nowadays I only drink beer once a week for about 6 to 7 pints. My SGOT AND SGPT levels were much higher two years ago. I think they were around 150 to 175. I just got my LFT done b...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The liver function test report looks fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Although slightly elevated liver enzymes could mean slight inflammation, this is well within acceptable limits. There are a few precautions you must observe with complete avoidance...  Read Full »

When would a hepatitis antigen be considered as positive?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, a friend said he was hepatitis antigen reactive, whose titer was 37.46/34.29. His doctor suggested a confirmatory test. At what level would the antigen be assumed to be positive?  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your friend is tested to be positive for hepatitis B in the pre-employment screening. It is very common to see an HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) positive result in a screening. Hepatitis B infection remains asymptomatic for decades, silently causing damage to th...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the pain under my right rib?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I weigh 90 kg and 178 cm tall. I have pain under my right rib, and it hurts while breathing. I hope it is not liver related from alcohol. I had two drinks in the last few days, but those are the only drinks I have ever had.  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not seem to be related to alcohol drinking as per your history, as two drinks do not make much of a change with the anatomy of the liver. It is probably suggestive of muscle related problem. It might be myalgia or cellulitis. I suggest you get a liver funct...  Read Full »

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