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Hepatitis and Liver Function

  • Protein Electrophoresis Blood Test

    Use: This test is used to help monitor and diagnose multiple myeloma or any condition where protein production is affected. A principal use of this test is in the detection of monoclonal gammopathies. These are usually found...

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  • Hepatitis B Surface Antibody anti-HBs Blood Test

    Use: There are several tests used to detect the presence of hepatitis B antibodies. The hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) is the most common test. Its presence indicates previous exposure to HBV, but the virus is no...

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  • Female Fertility Profile Blood Test

    Use: This group of tests measures a range of hormone levels as they relate to fertility, to establish baseline levels or determine some causes of infertility.   Recommended For: Women    Special Notes: Samples...

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  • Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase LDH Blood Test

    Use: Lactic acid dehydrogenase is an enzyme whose levels are elevated in case of any tissue damage/ injury. It is used to assess an acute heart attack or chronic inflammatory conditions of kidney or liver. Recommended...

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  • Alpha-fetoprotein AFP Blood Test

    Use: This test is used to detect tumors that mark cancers of the liver, testes, and ovaries. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a substance naturally produced by the liver of a fetus. Normally, low levels of AFP can be found in the...

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  • Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Blood Test

    Use: This alanine aminotransferase test is used to screen for liver damage as well as help diagnose liver disease.  Usually this test is ordered together with the aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or as part of a...

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  • AST SGOT Blood Test

    Use: Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme produced by the liver. AST was formerly known as Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase. AST has origins in many organs. When an increased AST is from the liver, it is more...

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  • Metabolic Hormone Profile Blood Test

    Use: Test for hormones regulating your metabolism and screen for healthy organ function to aid in weight loss, body building and overall fitness.   Recommended For: Those who wish to evaluate their metabolism and...

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  • Hepatitis B Virus HBV, DNA, Quantitative, PCR Blood Test

    Use: Hepatitis B is a STD that is caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). Symptoms of Hepatitis B are:Appetite loss, Low-grade fever,Muscle and joint aches,Nausea and vomiting,Yellow skin and dark urine due to jaundice. It...

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  • Alkaline Phosphatase, ALP Blood Test

    Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme produced by the liver and bones. Levels are elevated in livers that are damaged, parathyroid gland, bones, muscles, leukemia, vitamin D and calcium deficiency and bone cancers. Recommended...

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  • Protein,Total Quantitative, 24hr., Urine Test

    Use: Total protein measurements can tell your doctor about whether you are malnourished and about kidney disease, liver disease, and many other conditions. If total protein levels are abnormal, further tests must be done to...

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  • Methylmalonic Acid Blood Test

    Use: This test is used to diagnose megaloblastic anemia; elevated levels of methylmalonic acid provide an early indication of cobalamin (B12) deficiency. People with vitamin B-12 deficiency almost always have elevated levels...

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  • Albumin

    Use: This test is used to screen for and help diagnose a liver disorder or kidney disease. It is also used to evaluate nutritional status.   Albumin is a protein made by the liver. It retains fluid from leaking out of...

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  • Ammonia Blood Test

    Use: This test is used to detect an elevated level of ammonia in the blood that may be caused by severe liver disease, kidney failure, or certain rare genetic urea cycle disorders. Also, it also helps investigate the cause...

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  • Hepatitis A Antibody Total Blood Test

    Use: This test is used in the differential diagnosis of hepatitis or in conjunction with anti-HAV, IgM to confirm immunity to hepatitis A. Measures both IgG and IgM forms of the antibody. Does not differentiate between these...

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  • Hepatitis B Core Antibody Blood Test

    Use: Hepatitis B is a STD that is caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). Symptoms of Hepatitis B are:Appetite lossLow-grade feverMuscle and joint achesNausea and vomitingYellow skin and dark urine due to jaundice. It can be...

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    Hepatitis and Liver Function

    The liver plays a very important role your body. Its main job is to filter the blood flowing from the digestive tract before transferring it to rest of the body. The liver is responsible for storing energy from food, producing proteins and breaking down and removing toxins from the body. It also produces bile, which is a fluid that aids in the digestion process. When the liver is inflamed, it may interfere with these processes which could cause toxins to build-up in the body.

    Liver damage or disease can be caused by the Hepatitis A, B, or C virus, as well as excessive drug or alcohol use, obesity and allergic reactions, hereditary diseases and autoimmune diseases. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Depending on the virus, the inflammation can be brief and severe (acute) or develops and worsens over time (chronic). Symptoms of chronic hepatitis can progress to severe liver damage involving cirrhosis, cancer or even death.

    In the United States, the most common causes of viral Hepatitis are hepatitis A, B and C viruses. Some symptoms associated in the acute stages may include abdominal pain, gray bowel movements, fatigue, fever, jaundice, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.
    Hepatitis A is the most common form of viral hepatitis. It is transmitted through the ingestion of fecal matter, sexual contact or sharing food or drink with someone who has the virus.

    Hepatitis B is transmitted from person to person through bodily fluids such as blood or semen. It is more severe than Hepatitis A, causing chronic illness and permanent liver damage when left untreated.

    Hepatitis C is transmitted through blood only by sharing contaminated needles or drug equipment or through a blood transfusion. Most people who have HCV show no symptoms and usually don’t find they have HCV until they get a routine checkup and liver damage is shown.
    The only way to prevent serious liver damage from occurring is early detection. Get tested for hepatitis today!