The liver plays a major role in overall health, & having a fully functioning & healthy liver is important not only for your current wellbeing, but to help you prevent future disease as well. Our liver function testing helps you to identify any existing liver disorder or damage, & can also monitor how well your body is responding to existing treatment. Should your test show any abnormal results, one of our doctors will consult with you regarding the next steps for treatment, or any further testing that may be required.
These tests help to distinguish between different types of liver disorder, check for the extent of any liver damage & also monitor the response to treatment. A liver function test can also be used to monitor the health of your liver while taking certain medication.
When should I get tested?
Some liver conditions do not present with symptoms, & so it is a good idea to get a check-up to make sure that you do not have an undiagnosed condition or imbalance that could lead to liver disease. Your doctor may recommend this test if you are already on medication, either for a liver condition or something else, in order to underst& how well your body is responding to the treatment, & how the medication is affecting your system.
What does the test include
The liver function test is a blood test.