Synonyms: LFT, Liver Profile 1, Hepatic Profile

Why It Is Done

A liver (hepatic) function panel is a blood test to check how the liver is working. High or low levels may mean that liver damage or disease is present.

Test Overview

The liver serves several important functions in the body, including changing nutrients into energy for the body and breaking down toxic substances.This blood test also may be done if you have recently been exposed to a hepatitis virus or are taking a medicine that may cause liver damage.

This test includes:

Albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; ALT (SGPT); AST (SGOT); bilirubin, direct; bilirubin, total; protein, total, serum

How To Prepare:

Fast 10-12 hours prior to blood draw