Liver Function Tests test for bilirubin as well as a number of liver enzymes which if raised, can indicate poor liver health.
Our Liver Check provides a comprehensive check of liver enzymes such as Gamma GT (GGT), Alanine Transferase (ALT) and Aspartate Transferase (AST) which can be raised if the liver is inflamed or the biliary system is obstructed. GGT can be raised through bile duct obstruction or, more commonly, through excessive alcohol consumption. ALT is thought to be specific to liver damage whereas AST can also indicate muscle or heart damage.
Our Liver Check also includes tests for Kidney Function, Diabetes, Gout and Cholesterol, giving you a comprehensive picture of your organ and metabolic function.
As well as for people who wish to monitor an already diagnosed liver problem, the Liver Check (Liver function Test) is for individuals who wish to know how their liver is coping with their liestyle, particularly if they consume excessive calories, units of alcohol or drugs. Early detection of liver damage means that preventative action can be taken before damage becomes irreversable.
The early stages of liver disease often have no specific symptoms with some signs easily confused with other problems.
Early symptoms can include:
Postage & Packaging
Special pre-paid packaging is provided to return your sample safely, by first class post, to our laboratory for testing.
A Medical History & Lifestyle questionnaire is included with this test. It covers important areas such as illness, injuries, medical conditions, medication, family health history and much more.
The Medical History & Lifestyle questionnaire provides us with vital information which can affect how your results are interpreted and what advice you receive.
Copy of Laboratory Results
You will have secure online access to your medical reports and results held on our secure web servers. If required, we will also send you a hard copy by post.
Our web servers are secure and protected by the latest SSL certificate. The 128bit SSL encryption assures that information is kept private between our web servers and your web browser.
Samples are analysed at a private accredited laboratory.
Interpretation of Results
Abnormal results will be explained and relevant advice provided.
Your personalised Helpline Card will allow you access free confidential medical advice.
Simply order one of our Home-to-Lab tests or health checks online and we will send you the appropriate sample collection kit(s) with easy to follow instructions.
Take the sample in the privacy of your own home then post to our laboratory for fast, accurate testing. For those tests requiring a finger prick blood sample, please see our video guide opposite.
I went to the lab in London at lunchtime and by the time I got home I had been emailed to say that my results were back. What a brilliant service!Mrs Hindle