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hepatitis labs
Feb 5, 2005

Can hepatitis be conclusively ruled out by liver function tests(i.e.ALT,ALP,AST,bilirubin,albumin,&tot.prot) all being repeatedly normal or low? Also multiple CT scans and abdom ultrasounds show no abnormalities. Results would be well beyond any window period for possible exposure. Thanks

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Depends of what kind of "hepatitis" you are talking about. This is a very nonspecific term, and many infections, cancers, chemicals, drugs, and other diseases can cause liver inflammation. For instance some people with HCV infection can have normal liver blood tests.



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