Liver Function Screening
Liver Function Screening is a simple finger-stick blood test to determine if the ALT and AST liver enzyme levels are in the normal range or if they are elevated, providing an early indication of liver damage.
Schedule this Screening
*Screening availability may be limited by location.
Who is this screening for?
Risk Factors for Poor Liver Function
- People taking statin medications
- Consume large amounts of alcohol
- At risk for hepatitis
Liver Function Screening Details
About Liver Function
Warning Signs of Poor Liver Function
- Skin and eyes that appear yellowish
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Swelling in the legs and ankles
- Itchy skin
- Dark urine color
- Chronic fatigue
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Bruising easily
Why do I need Liver Function Screening?Just like any disease, early detection allows you and your doctor to take action and slow the progression or mitigate your risk.
What are ALT and AST?ALT and AST are enzymes that are found in the liver. Damage to the liver causes these enzymes to spill into the bloodstream. These enzymes are often monitored closely in people taking statin-lowering medications.
What can damage the liver?Many things can damage the liver: hepatitis infection, alcohol consumption, diabetes, obesity, and statin-lowering medications.