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Liver function testsDefinition:
Common tests that are used to evaluate how well the liver is working (liver function) include:
Please see individual tests for details on how each is performed.
How the test is performed:
How to prepare for the test:
Why the test is performed:
What abnormal results mean:
Pincus MR, Abraham NZ. Interpreting laboratory results. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:chap 8.
Pincus MR, Tierno P, Dufour DR. Evaluation of liver function. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:chap 21.
|Review Date: 10/30/2010|
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