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Liver Function Test - ALT, AST & TBILI - Verisana Lab

Liver Function Test

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With the Liver Function Test you can determine the state of your liver health with these 3 markers:

1.) ALT
2.) AST
3.) TBILI

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  • Test measures
  • Symptoms
  • Sample collection guide
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Details
Who should take the test?

A healthy liver is vital for the human body. As the largest organ in our body, our liver has 3 vital functions. It filters and detoxifies our blood, helps our digestion by producing bile and stores important vitamins and carbohydrates. Liver problems can be caused by a variety of factors that damage the liver, such as viruses, alcohol use, medications, and obesity.

With our Liver Function Test your liver status will be determined based on the following markers:

  • Alanine-aminotransferase (ALT)
  • Aspartate-aminotransferase (AST)
  • Total Bilirubin (TBILI)
How does it work?

Once your order has been processed, you will be sent a blood sample collection kit. You collect your sample from the comfort of your own home and send it right back to our CLIA-certified partner laboratory. We analyze your sample and inform you that your results have been uploaded to your confidential account on our secure website.

What guidance will I get along with my results?

Following the completion of the analysis, you will receive a lab report that includes explanations for the analyzed markers and details on potential symptoms linked to imbalances. Additionally, we strongly advise that you discuss the results you receive from us with your healthcare provider or practitioner.

Moreover, additional information can be found on our website, particularly within various test categories, “health conditions,” and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. If you have any further inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us by sending an email to contact@verisana.com.

How is my privacy protected?

Samples for our tests are collected in the privacy of your own home. Both we and our partner laboratories (which may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously.

You will be the sole person with access to this information, and we guarantee that we will not disclose your information to any unauthorized third parties. Additionally, all samples will be disposed of after analysis. Both our Verisana portal for registering kits and receiving results as well as our CLIA-certified partner laboratories are fully HIPAA-compliant.

Test measures
For the Liver Function Test we analyze:
  • Alanine-aminotransferase (ALT)
  • Aspartate-aminotransferase (AST)
  • Total Bilirubin (TBILI)
ALT

Alanine-aminotransferase (ALT) is an enzyme produced by the liver and has the primary function to help with chemical reactions in the body. Naturally, ALT in higher amounts can only be found in the liver, not in the blood. Therefore, low levels of ALT in the blood results are typical for a healthy adult. When the liver is damaged through accidents or diseases, ALT is released into the bloodstream causing ALT levels to rise. Elevated levels typically indicate a problem with liver cell integrity.

AST

Like ALT, aspartate-aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme found in the liver and other organs, but usually not so much in the blood stream. Therefore, when organs are damaged, they release an excess of AST into the blood, which we can measure with our test. AST and ALT serve similar functions in our bodies, and as such include both markers in our tests to get a more concise picture of your organ health.

TBILI

Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is produced during the normal process of red blood cells dying. When a red blood cell has reached the end of its life, it is broken down into different components. Bilirubin is one of these components. On its way to the liver, the bilirubin circulates through the blood, before the liver excretes the bilirubin through bile. Our lab test measures the Total Bilirubin (TBILI) in the blood, including direct and indirect bilirubin.

Symptoms
Symptoms the Liver Function Test is suitable for:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling unwell and tired all the time
  • Tenderness/pain in the liver area
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Itchy skin
  • Jaundice
  • Oedema
  • Pale-coloured or very dark/black tarry stools
Sample collection guide
General

Please read the following instructions in detail, before starting with the sample collection.

Please download the instructions here

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Any Questions?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this test. Your question is missing? Please contact us at:

What can cause increased ALT levels?

Increased ALT levels may be caused by a lot of things, such as: Damage to red blood cells, heat stroke, too much vitamin A, muscle injury, alcohol abuse and drugs such as statins, aspirin, antibiotics, chemotherapy, barbiturates, and narcotics.

I am not getting enough blood from my finger, what can I do?

Prepare the blood draw well: Hold your hand a little longer under warm water and circle your arm to stimulate blood circulation. Prick the finger on the side, not directly on top of the fingertip. The middle or ring finger of the non-dominant hand is usually best. When piercing, place your finger on a firm surface to avoid unconscious pulling back. A light squeeze and massage towards the fingertip helps stimulate blood flow. Alternatively, blood can be taken from the earlobe or from the vein (at the doctor's).

I am pregnant. Can this affect the outcome?

Yes, pregnancy, as well as vigorous exercise can cause an increase in AST levels. In this case, we recommend talking the results over with your doctor to determine whether for example a re-test is necessary.

How does Total Bilirubin (TBILI) relate to liver function?

Total Bilirubin measures the amount of bilirubin in your blood, which is a waste product processed by the liver. Elevated levels can indicate liver or bile duct issues.

Why is a healthy liver important?

A healthy liver is vital because it performs three crucial functions: filtering and detoxifying the blood, aiding digestion by producing bile, and storing essential vitamins and carbohydrates.

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