Also known as Liver or Hepatic Function Panel: 7 separate tests; ALT and AST are liver enzymes that are released into the blood when the liver is damaged. Situations in which this can happen include viral infections and medication overdoses. Alkaline Phosphatase is an enzyme found in the biliary tree and the bone. It can be released when the bile duct is blocked or inflamed.Total Bilirubin measures the total amount of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a metabolite of red blood cell breakdown that is cleared in the liver. Elevated bilirubin causes jaundice.Direct Bilirubin is a specific form of bilirubin that can help identify the cause of jaundice. When the Direct Bilirubin is elevated, it means that the liver is unable to get rid of processed bilirubin, suggesting that the bile duct is blocked in some way. Albumin and Total Protein level will check your overall nutritional status.
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT); albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; aspartate aminotransferase (AST/SGOT); bilirubin, direct; bilirubin, total; protein, total, serum
No special preparation required for this test