Your liver breaks down fats to aid digestion, fights illness and infections for immunity, removes toxins from your body, controls cholesterol levels, clots the blood and stores key nutrients and energy in the form of glycogen. Liver disease doesn't usually cause any obvious signs or symptoms until it is advanced and the liver is damaged.
Symptoms of acute 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 utilizes key proteins and enzymes to help perform these functions. Our test will look 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
The test must be taken fasted, before 9 a.m and returned on the same day.
Total Protein refers to the volume of albumin and globulin in the body. Albumin/Globulin (A/G) ratio may highlight liver scarring (cirrhosis).
Albumin is a protein that is produced in the liver. Albumin nourishes tissues and transports essential components, such as hormones, vitamin, and drugs throughout the blood.
Globulin is a group of proteins produced in the liver, they play an important role in liver function, blood clotting, and fighting infection. If globulin levels are low, it may be indicative of liver disease.
Bilirubin is a pigment that is produced during the normal breakdown of red blood cells. High bilirubin levels may indicate underlying issues with the liver and gallbladder.
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme found in the blood that breaks down proteins in the body. ALP is produced in the liver, bones, intestines, pancreas, kidneys and the placenta in women. ALP is tested to determine how well your liver and gallbladder are performing, as well as your bone health.
Gamma GT (glutamyltransferase) is an enzyme that is found in liver cells as well as the biliary tract. High Gamma GT is indicative of liver disease, bile duct disease or to monitor alcohol abuse.
Alanine Transferase (ALT)
Alanine Transferase (ALT) is another enzyme that is produced in the heart and liver cells, and is released into the blood when there is acute damage to the heart and/or liver.
How to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of physicians and nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
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Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked test kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test kit is not activated and linked to you.
LetsGetChecked has a team of physicians who will review your order and results. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and treatment options.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the test kit. Each test includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your data secure is important to us. All data is complete anonymized to ensure that your privacy is maintained throughout the process. We will not share your information with any third party.All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.