About Liver Function Test
There is an increased need to keep your liver functioning in check as people tend to consume alcohol and medicines that contain many harmful substances that need the role of the liver to break them down and digest them. It examines the activity of the liver to produce proteins, measure the level of enzymes, processing and excrete bilirubin. The assessment is done to track how well the liver is functioning in the areas of metabolism, detoxification, hormone regulation, bile production, and more. This assessment becomes due when you have to monitor how well your liver is responding post-treatment or after changing consumption of alcohol or heavy doses of medications.
Liver Function Test in Vadodara is available at Grace Laboratory that makes interventions in the assessment of Bilirubin (Total, Direct, Indirect), SGPT, SGOT, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A/G Ratio, Alkaline Phosphatase, LD, GGT, HbsAg, Cholesterol, Triglyceride, CBC, PT. A blood sample is collected through which the above-mentioned parameters are tested. These parameters have been described briefly below to make the test taker aware of what is tested and what the deficiency or extreme presence of it indicates:–
Bilirubin (Total, Direct, Indirect): It is a yellow pigment produced when red blood cells break down. Direct bilirubin is related to liver function, while indirect bilirubin facilitates the breakdown of red blood cells. High levels of total bilirubin levels may indicate liver disease or bile duct obstruction.
SGPT (Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase) and SGOT (Serum Glutamic-Oxaloacetic Transaminase): These are liver enzymes also known as Alanine Aminotransferase / ALT and Aspartate Aminotransferase / AST, high levels of these enzymes can indicate liver damage or disease.
Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A/G Ratio: Total protein measures the overall protein content in the blood. Albumin is produced by the liver and low levels can indicate liver disease. Globulin is a group of proteins, and the A/G ratio provides insights into liver and kidney function.
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP): A high level of ALP can be seen in conditions affecting the bile ducts or bones. It can help identify liver or bone disorders.
LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase): Elevated LDH levels can suggest liver or heart disease.
GGT (Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase): GGT with high levels can indicate liver or bile duct issues.
HbsAg: This parameter is linked with the hepatitis B virus. A positive result may indicate a current or past hepatitis B infection.
Cholesterol and Triglyceride: They are lipid profiles that are relevant in liver function as high levels can be linked to fatty liver disease.
CBC (Complete Blood Count): This parameter assesses various components of the blood, which can indirectly reflect liver health such as anemia, which can be related to liver diseases.
PT (Prothrombin Time): This measures blood clotting. Dysfunctioning of the liver can lead to abnormal PT.
If you are planning for a liver function test you have to start fasting 8 to 12 hours prior to the day of your test. Avoid eating anything except drinking enough water during fasting.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Liver Function Test?
This test measures the normal and regular performance of the production of enzymes and detoxification of blood waste, as well as detects damages to your liver like infections, cirrhosis, etc. Different parameters given above are tested by collecting a blood sample.
When to get tested?
Following are the cues as to when you should plan a liver function test:-
- Examining how well your liver is performing metabolic functions.
- Identify potential risks or circumstances of any liver infections such as hepatitis and jaundice.
- Experiencing symptoms such as vomiting, stool, itching, swelling of the abdomen, or pain.
- Check damages or scarring of the liver also known as cirrhosis.
- Record changes in liver function due to the use of medical / non-medical drugs, alcohol, and after treatment of the liver.
In how much time will I get my test report?
Within 24 hours your reports will be prepared and available to you.
Is home sample collection available?
Yes, we provide home sample collection services.