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What do the results of a liver test mean?

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The results usually show the normal values along with your numbers. Keep in mind that what’s normal can vary with different labs. It also depends on whether you’re male or female.

If your results aren’t normal, you’ll likely get more tests. By itself, a liver test can’t tell you for sure that you have a certain illness. Your doctor can help you understand what your results mean.

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: “Liver Function Tests.”

KidsHealth: “Blood Test: (Liver) Hepatic Function Panel.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cirrhosis,” “Hepatitis B,” “Liver Function Tests.”

Royal Society of Chemistry: “Enzymes.”

World Health Organization: “What Is Hepatitis?”

Lab Tests Online: “Liver Panel,” “Tips on Blood Testing.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “D-Dimer.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on August 18, 2020

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: “Liver Function Tests.”

KidsHealth: “Blood Test: (Liver) Hepatic Function Panel.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cirrhosis,” “Hepatitis B,” “Liver Function Tests.”

Royal Society of Chemistry: “Enzymes.”

World Health Organization: “What Is Hepatitis?”

Lab Tests Online: “Liver Panel,” “Tips on Blood Testing.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “D-Dimer.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on August 18, 2020

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