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Hepatitis and Liver Function

  • 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...

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  • Zinc Blood Test

    Use: This test is used to detect zinc deficiency as well as monitor exposure to zinc.  Zinc is an essential element associated with promoting immune function, fetal development and wound healing.  Measurements of...

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  • Electrolyte Panel Blood Test

    Use: This test is used to detect an issue with the body's electrolyte balance.   It is very important to identify electrolyte or acid base imbalance which may be present in a wide range of acute and chronic...

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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...

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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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  • 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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  • 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...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

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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...

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  • Actin Smooth Muscle Antibody ASMA Blood Test

    Use: This test is used to diagnose autoimmune hepatitis. Smooth muscle antibodies (SMA) are autoantibodies, protein produced by the immune system that attacks its own actin which is a protein found in smooth muscles as well...

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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...

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  • Total Bilirubin Blood Test

    Use: Bilirubin is the breakdown product of haemoglobin produced in the liver. It has cellular anti-oxidant activity. Its by-products give bruises, faeces and urine their characteristic yellow colour. Levels are elevated in...

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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!