Liver Blood Tests Index
An initial step in detecting liver
damage is a simple blood test to determine the presence of certain liver enzymes
in the blood. Under normal circumstances, these enzymes reside within the cells
of the liver. But when the liver is injured, these enzymes are spilled into the
blood stream, and can lead to diseases like fatty liver,
type 2 diabetes,
obesity, and hepatitis. Several medications also can increase liver enzyme test results.
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