Welcome to the Alliance Medical Foundation Trust Blog

Welcome to the Alliance Medical Foundation Trust Blog

The intent of this blog is to keep our website audience www.amftrust.com up-to-date on information about Liver & Pancreas ,
information about our Humanitarian Mission and to answer some of our web site and training audience questions.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Minimally Invasive Liver and Pancreas Surgery

Do Your Liver Function Tests 2day!!!

Alliance Medical Foundation Liver and Pancreatic Charitable Trust.
( Govt of India Reg )
We are the only National charity that offers Free Medical Treatment support
and advice for patients with all forms of Liver & Pancreatic Diseases.
The kindness of supporters like yourself, enables us
to help people with liver & pancreatic disease.

      About The Charity Visit : www.amftrust.com
Liver function tests (LFTs or LFs), which include liver enzymes are groups of laboratory blood assays designed to give information about the state of a patient's liver. Most liver diseases cause only mild symptoms initially, but it is vital that these diseases be detected early. Hepatic (liver) involvement in some diseases can be of crucial importance. This testing is performed by a medical technologist on a patient's serum or plasmaphlebotomy. Some tests are associated with functionality (e.g., albumin); some with cellular integrity (e.g., transaminase) and some with conditions linked to the biliary tract (gamma-glutamyl transferase and alkaline phosphatase). Several biochemical tests are useful in the evaluation and management of patients with hepatic dysfunction. These tests can be used to 
(1) detect the presence of liver disease, 
(2) distinguish among different types of liver disorders, 
(3) gauge the extent of known liver damage, and 
(4) follow the response to treatment. 
Some or all of these measurements are also carried out (usually about two times a year for routine cases) on those individuals taking certain medications- anticonvulsants are a notable example- in order to ensure that the medications are not damaging the person's liver. 

liver panel

Albumin (Alb) - 3.9 to 5.0 g/dL

Alanine transaminase (ALT) - 9 to 60 IU/L

Aspartate transaminase (AST) - 10 to 40 IU/L

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) - 30 to 120 IU/L

Total bilirubin (TBIL) - 0.2–1.2 mg/dL

Direct bilirubin (Conjugated Bilirubin) - 0–0.3 mg/dL

Gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) - 0 to 51 IU/L

 

Other tests commonly requested alongside LFTs

5' nucleotidase (5'NTD)

Coagulation test (e.g. INR)

Serum glucose (BG, Glu)

Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)