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Liver Function Panel Including Hepatitis

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Chemistry Panel

Chemistry (Chem) Screen A large part of your laboratory report is results of the chemistry screen. These tests measure various chemicals in your blood to see whether your body is working correctly. See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 123 for information on blood glucose (sugar) and cholesterol tests. Laboratories have different "reference ranges" or normal values for the results of each test. Most lab...
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Role of liver function tests

What is the role of Liver Function Tests in diagnosing liver disease? ...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The term "liver function tests" generally refer to a group of blood tests that can indicate whether the liver is inflammed or performing the jobs it is supposed to do. These tests include ALT, AST, bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase,... Read more »

Hepatitic Function Panel

Dear Dr. Fried,I just got my hepatitic function test results back. I noticed there is something abnormal in it. But the doctor who saw me for just 1 minute said I was OK. But I am still concerned. Here it is:albumin value is 5.9 H g/DL globulin...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Your tests look fine. A LOW albumin can be indicative of liver disease or loss of protein through the kidneys. Assuming all the other liver tests are normal, there is no indication of liver disease.... Read more »

Liver Function Test

i had Liver function test to check wheather my liver is infected or not, cause last year, i was told that i have hepatitis C in my blood but it is not active. when the test result comes out this time, everything under "Hepatic Function...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Looks like past infection and now immunity to hepatitis b virus.... Read more »

Liver function test

I recently had a liver function test and a had a very slightly high bilirubin result which my Dr said was nothing to worry about, the rest of the test was fine. I have read somewhere that abnormal findings in LFT's could be an early sign of...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Mild elevation of hepatic tests can be the only sign of hepatitis ,specially hepatitis C.An increase in the bilirubin can be seen in benign congenital diseases of the bile metabolism,and not be associated to hepatitis.There are no tests of liver... Read more »
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Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
Hello out there. Does anyone have any knowledge on liver function tests? Has anyone had elevated enzymes?
My exposure occurred on 12/05/05 by having unprotected insertive anal sex with an HIV pos partner. I tested NEG at 6 wks via OraQuick, 12 wks/... Read more »

liver panel abnormal

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've been on Combivir and Crixivan for 10 years - no side effects and good numbers. However, my last physical (5-06)indicated I should follow-up with a liver panel in 2 months; it was slightly elevated. When is it time to consider changing meds? Read more »

Liver Function

Posted by NYRN, 1 Reply
I'm taking viread, invirase, didanosine, zidovudine and valtrex and my latest labs indicate high on the liver screens. Has anyone had any liver issues - I don't drink so it's not that! Read more »

Loss of cognitive function

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
Friends, I believe I am losing my ability to think.

As I have posted here, my liver is going haywire due in large part to the meds I take. Reyetaz is causing my bilirubin levels to rise, causing my eyes to take on a yellowish cast and my skin to... Read more »