Liver labs.txt

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  1. LDH
    increased when liver is inflamed
  2. Cholesterol
    check for fatty liver
  3. Prolongued prothrombin
  4. ALT
    used to monitor course of disease; hep and cirrhosis; see if tx of toxic liver is effective
  5. AST
    not specific to liver; liver cancer and cirrhosis
  6. GGT
    ETOH liver disease; polystasis or alcohol liver; confirm hepatic origin of ALP
  7. ALP
    obstructive disease; sensitive to biliary obstruction
  8. Ammonia
    used to support diagnosis of severe liver disease
  9. Bilirubin
    total and indirect bilirubin levels rise due to failing liver-can’t excrete it
  10. Total serum protein and albumin levels are
    decreased as a result of decreased synthesis by the liver

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