Liver Function Tests - LFT (Protein Total)

Liver Function Tests (LFTs) are a panel of blood tests that provide important information about the state of your liver. The liver is a large organ that performs many vital functions, including detoxifying harmful substances in your body, cleaning your blood, and making vital nutrients.

  • Test NameLiver Function Tests - LFT [Protein Total]
  • Sample TypeBlood
  • Preparations RequiredNo specific preparation is required for this test. Continue with your normal diet and routine before the test.
  • Report Time4 hours

What are Liver Function Tests and why is it done?

LFT tests are conducted to diagnose and monitor liver diseases, assess overall liver health, evaluate jaundice, monitor medication impact on the liver, check nutritional status, screen for alcohol-related liver issues, and even assess the risk of liver cancer in high-risk individuals. LFTs provide valuable insights into the liver's functioning and play a crucial role in diagnosing and managing various liver conditions. Abnormal Liver function test results necessitate further evaluation and medical guidance.

Some of the Liver function tests are used to assess the efficiency with which the liver produces protein and eliminates bilirubin, a waste product of the blood.

  • Albumin
  • ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase)
  • Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)
  • Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)
  • Total Bilirubin
  • Total Protein
  • Prothrombin Time (PT) or International Normalized Ratio (INR)
What are 5 warning signs of a damaged liver?

The damaged liver can present many signs and symptoms some of these may even be warning indications of impending liver issues. Here are some of the signs of the damaged liver:

  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Swelling
  • Unexplained Fatigue
  • Unexplained Weight Loss

Several indicators of liver damage may include pale or dark urine, swollen legs or belly, itchy skin, and easy bleeding or bruising.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, fasting is not required for this test. Before the test, you can consume food and liquids as normal.

Yes, the LFT test is often referred to as a liver panel because it tests multiple components at once.

The test results typically fall between 44 and 147 IU/L. Higher amounts might indicate hepatic issues. Blood GGT levels typically vary from 9 to 48 U/L. Elevations may be caused by liver injury or illness.

Typically, an LFT Test requires a quick blood sample that takes only a few minutes. The results might then come through in a few hours or days.

The average cost of a LFT test ranges from ₹700-800 in Hyderabad. Book now today and get 50% off at Sprint Diagnostics center to know your liver health status.

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