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Liver Function Tests

Definition

Common tests that are used to evaluate how well the liver is working (liver function) include:

  • Albumin
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • AST
  • Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT)
  • Prothrombin time
  • Serum bilirubin
  • Urine bilirubin

Alternative Names

LFT

References

Pincus MR, Abraham NZ. Interpreting laboratory results. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:chap 8.

Pincus MR, Tierno P, Dufour DR. Evaluation of liver function. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:chap 21.