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LIVER - SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS & TESTS

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE
ANA, ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODY - QUANTITATIVE ELISA
ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE ( AST ), SGOT
BILIRUBIN (DIRECT)
BILIRUBIN (TOTAL)
BLOOD AMMONIA
CERULOPLASMIN
COPPER,SERUM
GAMMA GLUTAMYL TRANSFERASE ( GGT )
IRON PROFILE SERUM
LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE ( LDH )
LIVER KIDNEY MICROSOMAL(LKM) ANTIBODY,IFA WITH REFLEX TITER
MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODY (AMA), IFA
PROTEIN, TOTAL
PROTHROMBIN TIME TEST (PT)
ANTI HBe ANTIBODIES (CLIA method)
ANTI HEPATITIS B CORE (HBc IgM) ANTIBODY
HEPATITIS B ENVELOPE ANTIGEN (HBeAg)
HISTOPATHOLOGY SMALL SPECIMEN
ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE ( ALT ), SGPT
COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC)
HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN (HBsAg) BY CLIA METHOD
LIVER FUNCTION TEST BASIC
ANTI HCV ANTIBODIES (CLIA method)
LIVER FUNCTION TEST EXTENDED
ALFA FETOPROTEIN (AFP)
LIVER DISEASES

Any condition that damages the liver and prevents it from functioning well.

  • Hepatitis - a viral infection of your liver. It causes inflammation and liver damage, making it difficult for your liver to function as it should.
  • Cancer - Liver cancers first develop in your liver. If cancer starts elsewhere in the body but spreads to the liver, it's called metastatic liver cancer.
  • Cirrhosis - Cirrhosis refers to scarring that results from liver diseases and other causes of liver damage, such as alcohol abuse.
  • Liver failure - Generally, liver failure related to liver disease and cirrhosis happens slowly. You may not have any symptoms at first. 
SYMPTOMS
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Swelling in the legs and ankles
  • Itchy skin
  • Dark colored urine
  • Pale stool color, or bloody or tar-colored stool
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tendency to bruise easily
RISK FACTORS
  • Sharing needles
  • Being overweight
  • Exposure to toxins or pesticides
  • Taking certain supplements or herbs, especially in large amounts
  • Mixing certain medications with alcohol or taking more than the recommended dose of certain medications.