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Private MD Lab Services offers the following liver panel:
|Liver Function Profile $36.99|
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The liver panel test involves several tests that check how well your liver is working. These tests are called liver function tests. They are blood tests.
Several different enzymes (proteins) made by the liver are measured in the blood:
In addition to liver enzymes, bilirubin is also measured. Bilirubin is a chemical released into the blood when red blood cells break down. The liver uses bilirubin to make bile.
This test is done to see how well your liver is working and to check for liver disease.
A small amount of blood is taken from your arm with a needle. The blood is collected in tubes and sent to a lab.
Having this test will take just a few minutes of your time. There is no risk of getting AIDS, hepatitis, or any other blood-borne disease from this test.
Ask your heath care provider when and how you will get the result of your test.
The results of your liver function tests may not be normal if:
These tests for enzymes are most often done to look for liver problems, but the enzymes are produced in other parts of the body as well. For example, ALP is also made by the bones. This means that sometimes abnormal results of this test may be caused by conditions or diseases in parts of the body other than the liver. You may need to have more blood tests to find out which part of the body the extra enzyme is coming from.
Results that are lower than normal are usually not a cause for concern.
Test results are only one part of a larger picture that takes into account your medical history and current health. Sometimes a test needs to be repeated to check the first result. Talk to your health care provider about your result and ask questions.
If your test results are not normal, ask your health care provider: