Liver Blood Test Parameters

A liver blood test reports on a group of parameters that assess the health and functioning of the liver. Some of the biomarkers or parameters tested using our kit are:

1. Alanine transaminase (ALT): ALT is an enzyme primarily found in liver cells. High levels of ALT in the blood may mean liver damage or injury, such as hepatitis. Please note that ALT is not always tested using a finger prick sample. 

2. Aspartate transaminase (AST): AST is an enzyme found in various organs, including the liver. Increased levels of AST can suggest liver damage, but it can also be elevated due to other conditions. Please note that AST is not always tested using a finger prick sample. 

3. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP): ALP is an enzyme found in the liver and other tissues. Elevated levels of ALP might indicate liver disease, bile duct obstruction, or other disorders. Please note that ALP is not always tested using a finger prick sample.

4. Total bilirubin: Bilirubin is a yellow pigment produced during the normal process of breakdown of red blood cells in one's body. High levels of bilirubin in the blood may indicate liver dysfunction, such as hepatitis.

5. Albumin: Albumin is a protein produced by the liver. Low levels of albumin may indicate liver disease.

6. Total protein: Total protein measures the amount of proteins in the blood, including albumin and other proteins produced by the liver. Abnormal levels may suggest liver or kidney disease.

7. Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT): GGT is an enzyme found in liver cells, bile ducts and other tissues. Elevated levels of GGT can indicate liver disease.

8. Globulin: The liver produces many proteins, including albumin and certain globulins. These proteins play essential roles in maintaining various bodily functions, such as regulating fluid balance, transporting substances, and supporting the immune system.

An abnormality in the globulin levels, especially the A/G ratio, may indicate liver dysfunction or other underlying health conditions.

These tests help healthcare professionals evaluate liver function, diagnose liver diseases and assess the impact of medications on the liver. Abnormal results may prompt further investigations or treatment as necessary.

It is important to note that abnormal liver blood test results do not necessarily indicate a specific liver disease. Further evaluation, including medical history, may be needed to determine the underlying cause of any abnormalities.