Turnaround Time: 4 hours
Type of tube needed:
- SST Serum Separated Tube
Tests included in this profile:
|Liver Function||Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Aminotransferase, Aspartate Aminotransferase, Gamma-glutamyl transferase, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein, GLOB (CAL)|
Importance of the profile:
These tests are used when symptoms suspicious of a liver condition are noticed.
These include jaundice, dark urine and light-coloured stools, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, loss of appetite, vomiting of blood, bloody or black stools, swelling or pain in the belly, unusual weight change, and fatigue or loss of stamina.
One or more of these tests may be requested when a person has been or may have been exposed to a hepatitis virus, has a family history of liver disease, has excessive alcohol intake, or is taking a drug that can cause liver damage.