Liver Function Test

About "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.

Related Terms: Complete Blood Count, Fatty Liver, Hepatitis, Lft, Anxiety, Kidney Tests, Pantoprazole

Recently Answered Questions


Can you help interpret my dad's liver function test results?
Query: Hello doctor, My father is 57 and he had an LFT. I wanted help in interpreting his results.  Read Full »
Dr. Lokesh
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, I can help interpret the LFT or liver function test results. You can upload the report so that I can suggest accordingly. Revert with more information consult a general practitioner online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/general-practitioner  Read Full »
 
What is the reason for change in liver function tests? Taking Concor 5 mg for High BP.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. I have recently checked my blood test and my liver function test shows 1.6 total bilirubin, 0.6 direct bilirubin and 0.9 indirect bilirubin. What might be the problem? I have high blood pressure and fatty liver. My current medication includes Covance 25 mg, Conco...  Read Full »
Dr. Abhishek Dixit
Nephrologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your indirect bilirubin being high (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is generally a sign of hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells). Did you have a recent fever? You also have fatty liver, which may also cause this. I would su...  Read Full »
 
Do I need to worry about my LFT report?
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
Internal Medicine Physician

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 »
 
Are high sugar and raised liver enzymes side effects of Protonix?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking Protonix for almost three weeks for acid reflux. I had some blood laboratory work done and it showed my AST 812 and ALT 1,115. Could this be a rare side effect of Protonix? My glucose also went up to 192 and lipase is 72. I do not drink, smoke or use drugs...  Read Full »
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is this the only liver function test you have? I wanted to trend it. Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine) and Protonix (Pantoprazole) both can cause elevated liver function test, but it is relatively rare with Protonix. I also want to make sure that you are not using Aspir...  Read Full »
 
Can you suggest a low dose of something to help with my severe itching complaint?
Query: Hi doctor, My thyroid levels indicate that I have hyperthyroidism and I am so itchy. Itch is my number one complaint. I also have an elevated heart rate, abnormal liver tests, and weight loss. I made an appointment with an endocrinologist. However, I need help now. I am so itchy. Is there a low dos...  Read Full »
Dr. Shaikh Sadaf
Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, please attach your liver function tests for review.  Read Full »
 
Can cocaine cause elevation in LFTs?
Query: Hi doctor, My recent ALT is 90 and AST is 86. I used cocaine two days before the blood test. Can it cause an elevation in LFTs? If so, how long of an abstinence period would be needed to get LFTs back down to normal levels?  Read Full »
Dr. Aamir Mohd
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all cocaine did not make LFT (liver function test) rise just taking it for two days. It is possible only if you have been taking cocaine from long time. Second thing is ALT (alanine transaminase) 90 and AST (aspartate transminase) 86 are not that high values whic...  Read Full »
 
Vitamin B12 level is high in a diabetic patient. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 60, weight is 44 kg, height is 5.6, diabetes for past 25 years, on low carbohydrate diet for 80 days, taking no medicine for diabetes now. Sugar levels are under control, checking every day. The problem from past 50 days is that there are feet and ankle swelling that disappears i...  Read Full »
Dr. Noushif M
Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. High vitamin B12 can result from multiple causes. Since your liver function test, kidney function test, peripheral blood smear, etc., are normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity), we can rule out these as the cause. Other causes like diabetes (which you h...  Read Full »
 
Kindly explain about the AST and ALT levels in blood report.
Query: Hello doctor,I am 55 years old male, height 168 cm, and weight 74 kg. I do not drink or smoke. Presently, I am not under any medications. Previously, I took medicines for suspected acid reflux symptoms for six months but stopped since one year. I used to undergo comprehensive blood tests on a yearly...  Read Full »
Dr. Kannane Tirou
Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I note that your query is related to abnormal LFTs (blood liver function tests) SGOT (AST- aspartate transaminase) and SGPT (ALT- alanine transaminase). From the information you provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I understand that: You are asy...  Read Full »
 
What precautions to take for obstetric cholestasis?
Query: Hi doctor,My wife is in the second trimester and she has been detected with obstetric cholestasis. We have been recommended Udiliv. Everyone here seems to have this by the end of her pregnancy, but she got it early. What can we be doing to get everything under control?  Read Full »
Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana Kaur Khurana
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For cholestasis of pregnancy, the serum bile acid test and LFT (liver function test) are to be done once weekly or fortnightly depending on the severity. You should consult a liver specialist or gastroenterologist. This condition might affect the growth and liquor ...  Read Full »
 
Is labiaplasty under conscious sedation safe with alcohol consumption?
Query: Hi doctor,I am having a labiaplasty under conscious sedation. It is a simple procedure with minimal risk but I need a second opinion on the anesthesia used because I have a history of alcohol abuse (nothing major). I am 26 years old, and over the past year, I have drunk every other day (six drinks o...  Read Full »
Dr. Sukhdev Garg
Anesthesiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can continue your Clonazepam tablet. As you are chronic alcoholic get your liver function tests done and there is nothing to worry about the procedural anesthesia. Tell your alcoholic and medication history to your anesthesiologist. The analgesic dosage requireme...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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