Detecting liver disease
Diagnosis of a liver disease considers the patient’s history, symptoms if experienced, a physical examination, laboratory tests, often a radiological study and a biopsy are conducted. A hepatologist would be the expert to make the most reliable diagnosis and recommendations.
Patients with liver diseases often have questions about their various results while trying to understand their importance. Our attempt is to explain some of the commonly prescribed tests for liver diseases that could be abnormal in individual patients. Please do bear in mind that abnormalities of these tests do not mean a diagnosis of a specific disease. Only a qualified physician who is aware of the entire case is able to give the best diagnosis.