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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:

  1. Is the finding incidental or is the patient presenting with any signs or symptoms?
  2. Is it acute or chronic?
  3. Is there a compromised liver function?

On the next page you can make choices to follow an evaluation path.