Blood Test : Liver Profile

The liver profile produces a quantitative measurement of the liver enzymes in the blood stream. These enzymes are typically present in the blood within certain normal ranges. The abnormal elevation of these enzymes is seen in cases such as:


2. CIRRHOSIS (from alcohol or other causes)

3. HEPATITIS (viral infection and alcohol abuse account for the majority of cases)

4. DRUG SIDE EFFECTS (many medications can alter these values)

5. METASTATIC CANCER (cancer from remote parts of the body often invades liver)


* This helpful test is frequently part of the evaluation for unexplained abdominal pain. The liver profile is performed from a venipuncture specimen.


Alkaline Phosphatase (Alk Phos)..............20 to 90 international units per liter (elevated in cases of hepatitis, gallbladder disease, alcohol abuse, Paget's disease, bone tumors, drug side effect, and some cancers. Bilirubin (total)................................0.1 to 1.2 milligrams per deciliter (elevated in cases of ethanol induced liver disease, hepatitis, hemolytic anemia, mononucleosis, drug side effects, and gallbladder disease).

Serum Glutamic Oxalacetic Transaminase (SGOT)...10 to 40 international units per deciliter (elevated in hepatitis, some cases of mononucleosis, and secondary to drugs or alcohol). Since it is also present in cardiac muscle, it can be elevated in the case of myocardial infarction.

Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase (SGPT)......10 to 30 international units per deciliter (elevated in hepatitis, some cases of mononucleosis, and secondary to drugs or alcohol).

Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase (GGT)......0-45 international units per deciliter (elevated in hepatitis, mononucleosis, drug side effects, and alcohol abuse).


Abdominal Ultrasound
Abdominal X-Ray
Allergy Testing
Amylase Blood Test
Arterial Blood Gases
Barium Enema
Blood Chemistry
Blood Coagulation Test
Blood Cultures
Blood Glucose Test
Blood Test Smac 25
Bone Marrow Biopsy Aspiration
Cardiac Catheterization Angioplasty
Cardiac Enzymes
Cholesterol Blood Test
Complete Blood Count
CT Scanning Back
CT Scanning Chest Abdomen
Drug Levels
Glucose Tolerance Test
Hepatitis Blood Test
HIV Blood Test
Kidney Biopsy
Kidney Blood Test
Liver Biopsy
Liver Blood Test
Lymph Node Biopsy
Mononucleosis Test
Peritoneal Lavage
Pregnancy Blood Test
Prostate Specific Antigen
Skin Biopsy
Spine X-Rays
Thyroid Biopsy
Thyroid Blood Test

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