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Test ID: LIVPR    
Liver Profile, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Screening for liver damage, especially if someone has a condition or is taking a drug that may affect the liver

Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

The hepatic function panel may be used to help diagnose liver disease if a person has signs and symptoms that indicate possible liver dysfunction. If a person has a known condition or liver disease, testing may be performed at intervals to monitor the health of the liver and to evaluate the effectiveness of any treatments. Abnormal tests on a liver panel may prompt a repeat analysis of one or more tests, or of the whole panel, to see if the elevations or decreases persist and may indicate the need for additional testing to determine the cause of the liver dysfunction.

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

TOTAL BILIRUBIN

0-6 days: Refer to http://bilitool.org/ for information on age-specific (postnatal hour of life) serum bilirubin values.

7-14 days: <15.0 mg/dL

15 days to 17 years: < or =1.0 mg/dL

>18 years: < or =1.2 mg/dL

 

DIRECT BILIRUBIN

> or =12 months: 0.0-0.3 mg/dL

Reference values have not been established for patients who are under 12 months of age.

 

ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE

Males

0-11 months: not established

1-13 years: 8-60 U/L

> or =14 years: 8-48 U/L

 

Females

0-11 months: not established

1-13 years: 8-50 U/L

> or =14 years: 8-43 U/L

 

ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERAASE

Males

> or =1 year: 7-55 U/L

Reference values have not been established for patients who are under 12 months of age.

 

Females

> or =1 year: 7-45 U/L

Reference values have not been established for patients who are under 12 months of age.

 

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE

Males

4 years: 149-369 U/L

5 years: 179-416 U/L

6 years: 179-417 U/L

7 years: 172-405 U/L

8 years: 169-401 U/L

9 years: 175-411 U/L

10 years: 191-435 U/L

11 years: 185-507 U/L

12 years: 185-562 U/L

13 years: 182-587 U/L

14 years: 166-571 U/L

15 years: 138-511 U/L

16 years: 102-417 U/L

17 years: 69-311 U/L

18 years: 52-222 U/L

> or =19 years: 45-115 U/L

 

Females

4 years: 169-372 U/L

5 years: 162-355 U/L

6 years: 169-370 U/L

7 years: 183-402 U/L

8 years: 199-440 U/L

9 years: 212-468 U/L

10 years: 215-476 U/L

11 years: 178-526 U/L

12 years: 133-485 U/L

13 years: 120-449 U/L

14 years: 153-362 U/L

15 years: 75-274 U/L

16 years: 61-264 U/L

17-23 years: 52-144 U/L

24-45 years: 37-98 U/L

46-50 years: 39-100 U/L

51-55 years: 41-108 U/L

56-60 years: 46-118 U/L

61-65 years: 50-130 U/L

> or =66 years: 55-142 U/L

Reference values have not been established for patients who are under 4 years of age.

 

ALBUMIN

> or =12 months: 3.5-5.0 g/dL

Reference values have not been established for patients who are under 12 months of age.

 

TOTAL PROTEIN

> or =1 year: 6.3-7.9 g/dL

Reference values have not been established for patients who are under 12 months of age.

Interpretation Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

Hepatic function panel results are not diagnostic of a specific condition; they indicate that there may be a problem with the liver. In a person who does not have symptoms or identifiable risk factors, abnormal liver test results may indicate a temporary liver injury or reflect something that is happening elsewhere in the body-such as in the skeletal muscles, pancreas, or heart. It may also indicate early liver disease and the need for further testing and periodic monitoring.

 

Results of liver panels are usually evaluated together. Several sets of results from tests performed over a few days or weeks are often assessed together to determine if a pattern is present. Each person will have a unique set of test results that will typically change over time. A healthcare practitioner evaluates the combination of liver test results to gain clues about the underlying condition. Often, further testing is necessary to determine what is causing the liver damage or disease.

Cautions Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

No significant cautionary statements

Clinical Reference Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

AACC: Lab Tests Online. Access 04/17/2018. Available at https://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/liver-panel