LFT (Liver Function Test) is also known as hepatic panel or liver panel. It is the blood test that monitors liver disease and damage. It determines the health of your liver by measuring different enzymes, proteins and other substances. LFT will check how healthy your liver is. The different substance is sometimes also tested at the same time on one blood sample test. Abnormal liver function tests will not always indicate liver disease. This test measures the parameters such as Albumin Test, Bilirubin Test, SGOT, SGPT and more.
Before taking any medicines make sure to ask your doctor first. So, they may tell you to stop taking medicine the night before the test.
If you have some of the symptoms of liver disease such as Jaundice, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dark colored urine, light-colored stool, fatigue.
A professional healthcare will take a blood sample from a vein in your arm using a small needle. Blood will be collected in the test tube. This will take few minutes.
The common liver function tests are:
It is a routine procedure by taking blood. It rarely has any side-effects like bleeding under skin, excessive bleeding, Fainting, infection.