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Question by  canowoop (16)

What does the liver enzymes blood test reveal?

My doctor has ordered one for me.


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

A liver function test consists of ALT, AST, and alk-phos levels. A bilirubin level is also sometimes done. These tests will help show how well your liver is functioning.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

The liver enzymes blood tests reveal how your liver is functioning. The tests typically show doctors which enzymes are at non-therapeutic levels.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

It will show the overall health of the liver, without having to remove an actual piece of it. A healthy liver produces many different enzymes at a predictable level, so if the concentration is too low, that indicates a problem with the liver that needs to be examined.


Answer by  GK1 (152)

Enzymes or proteins are detected by a blood test. Enzymes are located throughout the body; however, injury may cause them to spill into the blood. Elevated enzymes may indicate injury or damage to the liver. The liver enzyme blood test does not indicate the function of the liver.

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