What is Liver Function Blood Test?
The Liver is a major organ, part of the digestive tract, which has more than 500 functions that are essential for everyday life.
- Metabolic Function.
- Secretarial Function.
- Immunizing Function.
- Excretory Function.
- Other Functions.
Why get a Liver Function blood test?
The liver function tests test how well the Liver is working and if it lacks certain enzymes.
Liver Function testing is recommended in the following situations:
- Determination of liver damage.
- Monitoring the side effects of certain medicines on the Liver.
- You have symptoms of a liver problem.
- Suffer from specific diabetes.
- Excessive alcohol consumption.
- You have a family history of liver disease.
Instructions for use
Please take your sample in the morning. Take it at least one hour before any medication.
✓ Total Bilirubin: made by the Liver and is excreted in the bile. Elevated bilirubin levels may indicate an obstruction of bile flow or a problem in the processing of bile by the Liver.
✓ ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase): measures any liver, gallbladder or bone disease.
✓ ALT (Alanine Transferase): indicates liver damage caused by alcohol, drugs or viruses.
✓ Albumin: helps maintain the osmotic pressure between the blood vessels and tissues.
✓ AST: measures the level of the enzyme aspartate aminotransferase in your blood.
How our Home Test Kits Work
Order your kit online and once it arrive collect your sample at home.
Drop off the parcel preferably in the morning to get the earlier box clearances. Using the Return Track24 pre-paid label on each test kit, drop the package off at the nearest Royal Mail Priority Red Box to return it to the Lab.
Once your results are ready, we will send you an email with your certificate.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for Liver Function test results is 1-3 working days. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Please take your test on a Monday to Thursday to avoid delivery delays at the lab.