Liver Function Tests

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Also known as: LFTs, Liver panel, Hepatic function tests

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for and monitor liver disease

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms of a liver disorder such as jaundice or have been exposed to substances that can cause liver damage such as a paracetamol overdose

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?