Your liver is a complex organ which performs a number of critical tasks. Your liver breaks down fats to aid digestion, fights illness and infections for immunity, removes toxins & poisons from your body, controls cholesterol levels, helps your blood to clot (thicken) and stores key nutrients and energy in the form of glycogen.
Your liver uses 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.
This test will help determine how your liver is performing by looking at key enzymes which pass into your blood. If certain enzymes are raised or proteins are low, this can be a sign of inflammation or liver disease.
Anybody who is interested in understanding how their liver is performing should take this test. Other more specific reasons include:
Liver disease doesn't usually cause any obvious signs or symptoms until it's fairly advanced and the liver is damaged. At this stage, possible symptoms can include:
Poor lifestyle choices such as drinking alcohol, poor diet, taking performance enhancing drugs or harmful medications can accelerate your chances of developing liver damage or chronic liver disease.
Common causes include hepatitis, genetic disorders such as hemochromatosis or wilson's disease, cancers or growths, chronic alcohol abuse or fat accumulating in the liver which is known as fatty liver disease.
Liver damage or chronic disease can be symptom-less and early detection is critical to avoiding long term consequences such as liver failure or other complications which can adversely affect your personal health.
Our labs use the latest technology to analyse smaller samples of blood. Our tests are easy to use, so there’s no needles and no fuss.
Once you return your sample in the supplied packaging, you will receive results to your password protected account within as little as five days, with direct contact for positive results.
Orders and test results are reviewed by certified medical professionals, with support from genetic counsellors, specialist doctors and registered nurses.
Any questions? Call our Support Team on +1 347 706-1563