Apart from your brain, your liver is the most complex organ in the body. In fact, your liver has a multitude of functions including digestion, filtration and the storage of vitamins and minerals - each of which make it clear why it’s so important to keep a close eye on your liver function.
If you’d prefer not to make a trip to your doctor’s office, this can be done conveniently and privately from the comfort of your own home.
How do you check liver function from home?
The best and most reliable way to check liver function from home is with an at-home liver function lab test.
LetsGetChecked’s at-home Liver Test looks at key proteins and enzymes to ensure that your liver is performing properly. Your sample will be sent to the same certified labs used as doctors and hospitals with online results available within 5 days. Our dedicated medical staff will be available to discuss your results and answer any questions you may have.
Indicators of liver disease
Liver disease doesn’t typically cause any obvious signs or symptoms until it has advanced and the liver is damaged. This is why it’s so important to test your liver function early and obtain the information you need about your liver health.
Some indicators of liver disease may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Swelling in your stomach
- Dark urine
- Light-colored stool
- Chronic fatigue
- Yellowish eyes or skin (jaundice)
Your liver breaks down key proteins and enzymes to help perform vital functions. LetsGetChecked’s at-home Liver Test looks at these markers to ensure that your liver is performing properly. Elevated enzyme levels may indicate acute or chronic liver disease.
You should take the test if:
- You have a family history of liver disease
- You have a history of gastrointestinal disease
- You have gallstones or a family history of such
- You are a heavy drinker
- You take performance enhancing drugs
- You suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa
- You are taking medications which can harm your liver