Liver Screening Blood Test
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Liver Panel Ultimate by Lab Test On Demand addresses almost all, if not all, your liver's health concerns.
Testing regularly gives you control of your health.
The Liver Panel Ultimate includes the following tests: CBC, CMP, Prothrombin Time w/INR, PartialThromboplastin Time, PTT, Hepatic Function Panel [ Albumin, serum; Bilirubin, total; Bilirubin direct; alkaline phosphatase; transferase, alanine amino (ALT) (SGPT), transferase, aspartate amino (ALT) (SGOT); and protein, total ], GGT, Urinalysis
This test requires samples of your blood and urine.
Preparation: Fasting for 12 hours is necessary before the test.
CBC Test or Complete Blood Count With Differential is a test used to measure blood abnormalities, it is one of the most common tests used to monitor overall health status.
CBC measures certain blood cells such as Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, and Platelets and seeks to explain a variety of conditions and/or diseases such as Anemia, Leukemia, and infections -among others- and check symptoms such as fatigue, weakness or bruising.
CMP Test or Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Blood Test is an initial broad screening tool used to evaluate organ function and electrolyte balance, it also aids in the determination of certain conditions such as diabetes, liver disease and kidney disease or for monitoring treatments related to liver and kidney.
CMP is usually ordered as part of a routine health check.
The CMP or Chem-14 includes tests for:
• Liver function (ALP, ALT, AST, Bilirubin)
• Kidney function (BUN, Creatinine)
• Electrolytes and fluid balance (Sodium, Potassium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride)
• Proteins (Albumin, Total Protein)
• Blood Sugar (Glucose)
Prothrombin Time With INR Test or PT with INR is a test useful in measuring the time it takes blood to clot and to detect and diagnose bleeding disorders, it may be used to check bleeding conditions or to monitor the effect of certain blood clot prevention medications such as warfarin.
The international normalized ratio (INR) is included in the test. INR allows accurate comparison of PT test results from different labs.
Partial Thromboplastin Time test or PTT test helps evaluate blood clotting disorders. Your body produces several different clotting agents if any of them present a problem or is missing it can affect how long it takes a clot to form to stop the bleeding from an injured area.
The PTT look at these agents to see how well they are working.
You may want to order this test if you have a bleeding disorder, if you bruise easily or if you are taking heparin anticoagulant therapy (To monitor).
Hepatic Panel or Liver Function Test (LFT) measures the liver’s health, this panel screens the levels of certain enzymes and proteins in your blood that affect the overall health of the liver.
The Hepatic panel can be used to detect liver infections, the progression of a disease, such as viral or alcoholic hepatitis, measure the severity of a disease, particularly scarring of the liver or monitor possible side effects of medications.
This panel includes the following tests: ALT, AST, ALP, protein total, albumin, bilirubin total, bilirubin direct, globulin & albumin/globulin ratio.
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase Test or GGT Test measures the level of GGT in a blood sample. Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) is an enzyme found in many tissues including the liver (primarily) and kidneys, when elevated can indicate diseases of the liver, kidneys, biliary system (gallbladder or bile ducts) and pancreas.
It is normally ordered together with the Alkaline Phosphatase Test.
GGT is used to diagnose and treat alcoholic cirrhosis.
The urinalysis test helps diagnose any urinary tract infections and other kidney conditions such as urinary bladder disease, kidney disease and diabetes.
UA is a common test that is done in 3 ways: visually, dipstick and microscopic and each check for different aspects, i.e.: change in color, acidity, concentration, protein, sugar, ketones, bilirubin, infection, occult blood, white and red blood cells, epithelial cells and others.