According to the research, many people live with liver problems while they even don’t realize it. Thereby, no matter who you are, how old you are, what jobs you do, you are suggested to take tests for liver disease every half year or at least one year.
What are tests for liver disease?
Liver function Test
Commonly used tests to check liver abnormalities are tests checking:
– alanine transaminase (ALT)
– aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
– alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
The ALT and AST tests measure enzymes that your liver releases in response to damage or disease. The albumin test measures how well the liver creates albumin, while the bilirubin test measures how well it disposes of bilirubin. ALP can be used to evaluate the bile duct system of the liver. If you don’t know the result of your liver function test, you are suggested to send your result to our online service or email to email@example.com . You will receive a reply within 24 hours.
Ultrasonic test can help your doctors to figure out whether you have liver tumor, nodule, angioma etc. Also, doctor can know your liver size from the test result.
A liver biopsy is an accurate way to learn the function of your liver. It can help your doctor to tell which stage of liver disease you are in, detect cancer or infection and find the causes for liver swellings or abnormal levels of liver enzymes.