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Liver Health Blood Test

$38
Per kit
Sample Type:
Blood
Collection Method:Visit a Labcorp Location
Learn how the body’s largest internal organ works to keep you healthy.

From metabolizing toxins and fighting illness—to producing vital proteins and storing energy—your liver performs more than 500 functions that contribute to your overall health.

This package includes a collection of tests to determine your liver function and to screen for evidence that may suggest inflammation of the liver or indications of chronic liver disease.  
 

Preparation

No special preparation.

What's Included

Alkaline Phosphatase:

An enzyme found in the cells of the liver and other tissue.

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT):

An enzyme found mostly in the cells of the liver and kidney.

Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST):

An enzyme found in the cells throughout the body but mostly in the cells of the heart and liver.

Albumin:

The main protein that circulates in the blood, which provides tissue nourishment, carries substances (such as hormones and drugs) in the blood, and helps keep fluids within the blood vessels.

Bilirubin:

A waste product produced by the liver as it breaks down red blood cells.

Total Protein:

The total amount of proteins (including albumin) found in the blood that helps determine overall nutritional status.

Why Consider This Test

Lifestyle Matters

Behaviors and conditions that increase the risk of developing chronic liver disease include heavy alcohol use, obesity, hemochromatosis, chronic hepatitis, and diabetes.3

Increased Risk

Having chronic liver disease puts you at higher risk for liver cancer.3

References

  1. “Liver Function Tests.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 18 Sept. 2015, www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liver-function-tests/about/pac-20394595.
  2. “Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for Health Professionals | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/hcvfaq.htm#section1.
  3. “Liver Cancer Risk Factors.” American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org/cancer/liver-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/risk-factors.html. Last Medical Review: April 1, 2019, Last Revised: April 1, 2019

How To Get This Test

1. Choose your tests

Shop for tests and pay online. An independent physician will review and approve your test requests; no doctor’s visit is required.

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2. Provide Your Sample

Take the requisition number we emailed you, along with a photo ID, to a Labcorp location for sample collection.

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3. Access your results online

View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail.

SAMPLE RESULTS

Getting My Results

We've made getting your results easier and more convenient than ever. View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail. To view a sample report click the "sample report" button below.

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Sample Report