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Liver Disease

LIVER DISEASE:

 

                      The liver is one of the largest solid organs of the body. It is located in the upper right part of the abdomen. Most of the organ lies under cover of the rib cage.


Liver diseases may vary in causation. They may be of short duration, acute liver disease, or long term, chronic liver disease. An acute liver disease may also convert into a chronic liver disease over time. Some liver diseases are caused by infective viruses like Hepatitis virus (A, B and C).


Liver diseases also result from taking in some drugs or alcohol over long term. Sometimes the diseased liver over long term becomes shrunken and scarred.

 

The following tests are performed for Liver disease:


  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)
  • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) 
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
  • Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) 
  • Total bilirubin
  • Albumin 
  • Total Protein
  • HbsAg
  • Alfa-fetoprotein (AFP)
  • Des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) 
  • Prothrombin time (PT)
  • Copper and ceruloplasmin test
  • Antimitochondrial Antibody (AMA)
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Urine analysis
  • Ultrasound
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • MRCP
  • PTC
  • ERCP