Liver Function Tests are a series of blood chemistry tests measuring enzymes excreted by the liver during abnormal functioning due to metastases, obstruction or other conditions. Also called: liver panel. An elevated liver function test is a sign of possible liver damage.
Examples include: prothrombin time (PT), partial thromboplastin time (PTT), serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT), serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), alkaline phosphatase and serum albumin.
Go to the Lab Tests page of the Diagnostic Tests module for more information.