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FAQ: What are the different types of blood tests?

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Q: What are the different types of blood tests? How often should I get these tests done?

There are several different blood tests, or "labs" that your doctor may order for you. The tests measure the amounts of various proteins and enzymes that the liver produces. This is a way of finding out how damaged the liver is. Your doctor can determine how often each test needs to be done. Please see Understanding Lab Tests for more details about the tests you may have.