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Liver function tests

LFT

Liver function tests are common tests that are used to see how well the liver is working. Tests include:

References

Pincus MR, Abraham NZ. Interpreting laboratory results. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 23rd ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2017:chap 8.

Pincus MR, Tierno PM, Gleeson E, Bowne WB, Bluth MH. Evaluation of liver function. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 23rd ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2017:chap 21.

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  • Liver function tests

    Liver function tests - illustration

    Tests that monitor liver function are usually performed by withdrawing a sample of blood.

    Liver function tests

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    • Liver function tests

      Liver function tests - illustration

      Tests that monitor liver function are usually performed by withdrawing a sample of blood.

      Liver function tests

      illustration

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