LIVER FUNCTION TESTS (LFTs) EXPLAINED Liver function tests (LFTs or LFs), also referred to as a hepatic panel, are groups of blood tests that provide information about the state of a patient’s liver. Liver function tests check the levels of certain enzymes and proteins in your blood. Levels that are higher or lower than normal can indicate liver problems. Some common liver function tests include: Alanine transaminase (ALT). ALT is an enzyme found in the liver that helps convert proteins into energy for the liver cells. When the liver is damaged, ALT is released into the bloodstream and levels increase. Aspartate transaminase (AST): AST is an enzyme that helps metabolize amino acids. Like ALT, AST is normally present in blood at low levels. An increase in AST levels may indicate liver damage, disease or muscle damage. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP): ALP is an enzyme found in the liver and bone and is important for breaking down proteins. Higher-than-normal levels of ALP may indicate liver damage or disease, such as a blocked bile duct, or certain bone diseases. Bilirubin: Bilirubin is a substance produced during the normal breakdown of red blood cells. Bilirubin passes through the liver and is excreted in stool. Elevated levels of bilirubin (jaundice) might indicate liver damage or disease or certain types of anemia. Gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT): GGT is an enzyme in the blood. Higher-than-normal levels may indicate liver or bile duct damag Make sure to subscribe our youtube channel. Follow us on social media: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: #Liverfunctiontest #Liverfunctiontests #liverfunctiontestsexplained #LFT #LFTs #LFTinterpretation #LFTexplained #liverfunctiontestlecture #lftsinterpretation liver function test in hindi liver function test interpretation