LIVER PROFILE

INFORMATION

Our Liver Profile Check is a comprehensive examination of liver enzymes such as gamma GT and (ALT) which can be elevated if the liver is inflamed or if the biliary system is obstructed.

WHO IS THIS TEST FOR?

As well as for people monitoring an existing liver condition, the Liver Check is designed for those who want to find out if their lifestyle is damaging their liver – particularly if they are worried about excessive alcohol, calorie or drug consumption.

WHAT NEXT?

If you have any results out of the normal range we recommend you consult a doctor just to be sure that everything is ok.

FINGER PRICK PACK

We will post out to you a finger prick sample pack; it will have all you need to take your sample including instructions of how to take the sample and an envelope to return it to the Lab.

If you are nervous or unsure about anything please contact us and we will do our best to help.

We always recommend taking your sample in the morning and getting to the post office the same day.

POSTAGE

Your kit will have a self-addressed envelope enclosed to return the sample by 1st class post, if you are unsure of the level of service in your area you may wish to upgrade to a guaranteed next day service.

THE LAB

Your blood sample will be analysed at the accredited doctor’s laboratory in London. They are very professional and quick to upload the data; your results should be ready the same day they are tested.

RESULTS

Once your results are uploaded on your bespoke platform we will let you know our thoughts on the results of your test and offer information about having a consultation with the doctor if necessary.

Test Included

LIVER FUNCTION

Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that’s in everyone’s blood and stool. Sometimes the liver can’t process the bilirubin in the body. This can be due to an excess of bilirubin, an obstruction, or inflammation of the liver. When your body has too much bilirubin, In both adults and children, symptoms related to high bilirubin can involve jaundice, a yellowing of the skin or eyes, fatigue, itchy skin, dark urine, and low appetite.

An alkaline phosphatase level test (ALP test) measures the amount of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in your bloodstream

Alanine transferase (ALT) is an enzyme which is produced by the liver and can indicate liver damage caused by alcohol, drugs or viruses (hepatitis). Small amounts of ALT are normal, but raised levels may indicate that your liver is inflamed.

Elevated levels of ALT can also be caused by recent vigorous exercise.

Creatine kinase (CK) is an enzyme chiefly found in the brain, skeletal muscles, and heart. An elevated level of creatine kinase is seen in heart attacks, when the heart muscle is damaged, or in conditions that produce damage to the skeletal muscles or brain.

The level of Creatine Kinase in the blood is measured to assess muscle damage – it can rise very quickly after muscle trauma, but will begin to lower as the damage is repaired. If Creatine Kinase continues to rise it indicates that muscle damage is not being repaired.

Gamma-glytamyl transpeptidase (GGT) is an enzyme which is found in hepatocytes and biliary epithelial cells. GGT may be high in liver disease. Gamma GT is also used to diagnose alcohol abuse as it is raised in 75% of long term drinkers.

AT HOME BLOOD TESTING

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