Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease Website Course
Evaluating Liver Test Abnormalities
Understanding the Pathophysiology of Liver Disease
for Health Care Providers
Key Questions in the Evaluation of Abnormal Tests
For a practical approach in evaluating abnormal liver tests, clinicians should pose three questions:
- Is the finding incidental or is the patient presenting with any signs or symptoms?
- Is it acute or chronic?
- Is there a compromised liver function?
On the next page you can make choices to follow an evaluation path.