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Liver Function Tests: Biochemical Overview for Clinical Correlation

Joan B Kumar, BK Manjunatha Goud, Archana Kumar

Keywords : Biochemical parameters, Clinical biochemistry, Liver function test

Citation Information : Kumar JB, Goud BM, Kumar A. Liver Function Tests: Biochemical Overview for Clinical Correlation. Indian J Med Biochem 2021; 25 (1):31-37.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10054-0171

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim and objective: To seamlessly integrate the biochemical knowledge and clinical application of liver function tests (LFTs) for easy reference. Background: The LFTs are one of the key investigations done during patient care. Several times during the patient workup, the complete panel of tests is done which is not necessary and adds extra financial burden on the patients. Medical students and young doctors should be aware of the clear indication of tests, to diagnose the condition and treat it accordingly. Healthcare professionals must use these test results in the proper perspective of patient history and physical examination to arrive at the correct diagnosis. Conclusion and clinical significance: This article highlights the main parameters tested in LFTs and their interpretation in a convenient and easily accessible format.


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