Posts Tagged ‘enzymes’

Liver Enzymes: What Causes Liver Enzymes to Elevate?

What Causes Liver Enzymes to Elevate? Tests that measure liver enzymes are blood tests that specify how much of the special protein that makes up liver enzymes is present in the liver. This enzyme increases the liver’s chemical reactions in order to measure the functions that the liver performs. These include such functions as excretion,…

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Liver Blood Test ALT/AST Enzyme Values

ALT/AST Enzyme Values Medical Author: Siamak Nabili, MD, MPH Medical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Introduction to liver blood test An initial step in detecting liver damage is a simple blood test to determine the presence of certain liver enzymes in the blood. Under normal circumstances, these enzymes reside within the cells…

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