This panel of blood tests helps to determine how well your liver is functioning.

    Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing this test. Fasting of 8 hours is usually recommended before this test.

    Liver function test is a set of blood tests used to monitor the working of the liver or to screen the liver damage or inflammation. . This test also measures the amount of certain enzymes and proteins in the blood. Some of these tests are helpful in estimating the performance of the liver functions like producing proteins, clearing of waste products in blood like bilirubin and some tests are used to measure the amount of enzymes that are produced by the liver which may indicate damage of the liver.

  • Creatinine

    A carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test is a blood test used to help diagnose and manage certain types of cancers during treatment.

    You may be instructed to fast overnight or refrain from eating cooked meat; some studies have shown that eating cooked meat prior to testing can temporarily increase the level of creatinine. If a 24-hour urine sample is being collected, it is important to save all the urine produced during that time period.

    Both creatine and creatinine are produced by the body at a relatively constant rate. Since almost all creatinine is filtered from the blood by the kidneys and released into the urine, blood levels are usually a good indicator of how well the kidneys are working. The amount of creatinine you produce depends on your body size and your muscle mass. For this reason, creatinine levels are usually slightly higher in men than in women and children. Results from a blood creatinine test may be used in combination with results from other tests, such as a 24-hour urine creatinine test, to calculate values that are used to evaluate kidney function.


  • Direct bilirubin

    This test is used to check for presence of liver disease or damage.

    You may need to fast (nothing but water) for four hours before the test. Inform the doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before this test.

    Bilirubin is an orange-yellow pigment, a waste product primarily produced by the normal breakdown of heme a component of hemoglobin, which is found in red blood cells (RBCs). A small amount (approximately 250 to 350 milligrams) of bilirubin is produced daily in a normal, healthy adult.If the bilirubin level increases in the blood, a person may appear jaundiced, with a yellowing of the skin and/or whites of the eyes. The pattern of bilirubin test results can give the health practitioner information regarding the condition that may be present ie with liver diseases such as cirrhosis or inherited problems.

    Direct bilirubin


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