Results Of Liver And Bile Function Tests?
, why do I have ALP too low and GGT too high?
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ALP and GGT are enzymes that are often used to detect liver damage along with other enzymes and substances such as ALT, AST, and bilirubin. These substances are tested to determine liver function.
ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase) is found in the liver, bile ducts, and bones. Normal levels of ALP are 45-115 U / L. Elevated ALP indicates liver damage, bile duct obstruction, or bone disease. Below-normal ALP often occurs after people have had blood transfusions, heart surgery, zinc deficiency, malnutrition, and Wilson disease.
GGT (Gamma-Glutamyl Transpeptidase) is concentrated in the liver but is also found in the gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys. The normal level of GGT is 0-30 IU / L. Increased GGT indicates liver damage. Doctors often perform GGT tests to detect liver damage, especially those associated with consumption of alcohol, drugs, or other toxins.
To find out the cause of the abnormal ALP and GGT results that you experience, you cannot just rely on these lab results. The diagnosis can be confirmed by collecting data from interviews about the symptoms and history of your disease, physical examination, and other supporting examinations. Consult your doctor about these laboratory results, in order to get the right examination and the right therapy. What can be done to maintain liver health is regular control with your doctor, only taking medication as prescribed by your doctor, and avoiding alcoholic drinks.
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