liver function test

see specific tests, such as aminopyrine breath t., fructose tolerance t., galactose breath t., lipase t., methacetin breath t., monoethylglycinexylidide t., rose bengal t., and sulfobromophthalein excretion t. Increased levels of alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, γ-glutamyl transpeptidase, and 5′-nucleotidase, and decreased levels of bilirubin, are often seen with impaired liver function.

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