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LFT and KFT (Liver Function Test & Kidney Function Test) in Chennai

LFT and KFT (Liver Function Test & Kidney Function Test) in Chennai Includes 17 testsView All
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Understanding LFT and KFT (Liver Function Test & Kidney Function Test) in Chennai


What is LFT and KFT (Liver Function Test & Kidney Function Test) in Chennai?

An LFT and KFT (Liver Function Test & Kidney Function Test) package is customized to determine overall liver and kidney health at an affordable price in Chennai with Tata 1mg labs. This package comprises a kidney function test (KFT) with electrolytes and a liver function test (LFT). It helps with the early detection of kidney and liver disorders so that effective treatment can be initiated and future complications can be avoided. 

KFT with electrolytes helps diagnose kidney disease and monitor treatment response for kidney or blood pressure problems. This test also measures the levels of electrolytes to check for the water and pH balance in the body. It is generally advised in cases where symptoms suggest kidney problems such as frequent urination, bloody urine, muscle cramps, or sharp pain in your groin etc.

LFT helps with the early detection of liver problems such as fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, jaundice, and hepatitis. It is also used to monitor the recovery process in case of known liver disease. This test is generally advised in cases where symptoms suggest liver problems such as chronic fatigue, stomach pain, dark-colored urine, and yellowing of skin or whites of eyes.

What does LFT and KFT (Liver Function Test & Kidney Function Test) measure?

Contains 17 tests

An LFT and KFT (Liver Function Test & Kidney Function Test) package measures the components contributing to liver and kidney health. LFT is a group of tests that evaluates the levels of enzymes, proteins, and bilirubin produced by the liver. These components help to understand overall liver health and detect possible liver diseases. KFT with electrolytes evaluates the health of your kidneys. This test checks various parameters, such as creatinine, urea, uric acid, and electrolytes (sodium, potassium, and chlorine). It also helps diagnose possible kidney disorders, such as inflammation, infection, or functional damage in the kidneys.

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LFT (Liver Function Test)

An LFT (Liver Function Test) helps determine the health of your liver by measuring various components like enzymes, proteins, and bilirubin. These components help detect inflammation, infection, diseases, etc., of the liver and monitor the damage due to liver-related issues.

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  • Gamma Glutamyl Transferase

  • Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) is an enzyme found in various organs, with the highest concentration in the liver. Usually, this enzyme is present in low levels in the blood. However, when there is liver damage or disease, GGT is released into the bloodstream, causing an increase in GGT levels. In addition to the liver, GGT can also be elevated in conditions affecting the bile ducts or the pancreas. It is usually, the first liver enzyme to rise in the blood when there is any damage or obstruction in the bile duct, making it one of the most sensitive liver enzyme tests for detecting bile duct problems.

  • SGPT

  • An SGPT test measures the amount of ALT or SGPT enzyme in your blood. ALT is most abundantly found in the liver, but it is also present in smaller amounts in other organs like the kidneys, heart, and muscles. Its primary function is to convert food into energy. It also speeds up chemical reactions in the body. These chemical reactions include the production of bile and substances that help your blood clot, break down food and toxins, and fight off an infection.

    Elevated levels of ALT in the blood may indicate liver damage or injury. When the liver cells are damaged, they release ALT into the bloodstream, causing an increase in ALT levels. Therefore, the SGPT/ALT test is primarily used to assess the health of the liver and to detect liver-related problems such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, or other liver disorders.

  • Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

  • An Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) test measures the quantity of ALP enzyme present throughout the body. The main sources of this enzyme are the liver and bones. It exists in different forms depending on where it originates, such as liver ALP, bone ALP, and intestinal ALP. In the liver, it is found on the edges of the cells that join together to form bile ducts. 

    ALP levels can be increased during pregnancy as it is found in the placenta of pregnant women. It is also higher in children because their bones are in the growth phase. ALP is often high during growth spurts (a short period when an individual experiences quick physical growth in height and body weight).

  • SGOT

  • An SGOT test measures the levels of serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT), also known as aspartate aminotransferase (AST), an enzyme produced by the liver. SGOT is present in most body cells, most abundantly in the liver and heart. The primary function of this enzyme is to convert food into glycogen (a form of glucose), which is stored in the cells, primarily the liver. The body uses this glycogen to generate energy for various body functions.

  • Protein Total, Serum

  • The Protein Total, Serum test measures the amount of proteins in the body. Proteins are known as the building blocks of all cells and tissues. They play a crucial role in the growth and development of most of your organs and in making enzymes and hormones. There are two types of proteins found in the body, namely albumin and globulin. About 60% of the total protein is made up of albumin, which is produced by the liver. It helps to carry small molecules such as hormones, minerals, and medicines throughout the body. It also serves as a source of amino acids for tissue metabolism. On the other hand, globulin is a group of proteins that are made by the liver and the immune system. They play an important role in liver functioning, blood clotting, and fighting off infections.

    This further contains

    • Albumin/Globulin Ratio, Serum
    • Protein Total
    • Serum Albumin
    • Globulin, Serum
  • Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect)

  • This further contains

    • Bilirubin Direct
    • Bilirubin Total
    • Bilirubin Indirect
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KFT with Electrolytes (Kidney Function Test with Electrolytes)

The KFT with Electrolytes (Kidney Function Test with Electrolytes) test determines the health of your kidneys. It evaluates parameters such as creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), uric acid, and electrolytes (sodium, potassium, and chloride). This test also helps diagnose possible kidney disorders like inflammation, infection, or functional damage.

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  • Serum Creatinine

  • The Serum Creatinine test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a byproduct of muscles’ wear and tear during energy production. The kidneys remove it from the body by filtering it from the blood and releasing it into the urine. Therefore, blood creatinine levels indicate how well the kidneys are functioning in filtering and removing waste products from the blood. Generally, higher creatinine levels in the blood may indicate reduced kidney function, while lower levels may suggest decreased muscle mass.

  • Uric Acid

  • An Uric Acid test determines the level of uric acid in your body. Uric acid is a nitrogenous compound produced by the metabolic breakdown of purine. Purines are present as nitrogenous bases in the DNA and are also found in food like red meat and seafood.

    Most uric acid dissolves in the blood and goes into your kidneys. From there, it passes through your body via the urine. Decreased elimination of uric acid is often a result of impaired kidney function due to kidney disease. In many cases, the exact cause of excess uric acid is unknown. Doctors seldom need to test for low levels of uric acid.

  • Blood Urea Nitrogen

  • The Blood Urea Nitrogen test measures the levels of urea nitrogen in the blood. Blood urea is a waste product that is formed in the liver when you eat food and the protein is metabolized into amino acids. This process leads to the production of ammonia that is further converted into urea. Both ammonia and urea are nitrogenous compounds. Your liver releases urea into the blood which is then carried out to the kidneys. In the kidneys, urea is filtered from the blood and flushed out of the body via urine. This is a continuous process, so a small amount of urea nitrogen always remains in the blood.

    In the case of a kidney or liver disease, there is a change in the amount of urea present in the blood. If your liver produces urea in an increased amount or if there is any problem in kidney functioning, there might be difficulty in filtering out the waste products from the blood, which can result in increased urea levels in the blood.

  • Serum Electrolytes

  • The Serum Electrolytes test measures three important electrolytes in the body: sodium, potassium, and chloride. Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that move fluid in and out of the cells. They transport the nutrients into the cells and flush out the waste products. They also help maintain water balance and pH levels by keeping the acids and bases in your blood balanced. Hence, the body must maintain an optimal balance of fluids and electrolytes for proper functioning.

    This further contains

    • Potassium
    • Chloride
    • Sodium

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about LFT and KFT (Liver Function Test & Kidney Function Test) in Chennai


Frequently Asked Questions about LFT and KFT (Liver Function Test & Kidney Function Test) in Chennai

Q. What is the purpose of an LFT and KFT package?

An LFT and KFT package is done to check how well your liver and kidneys are working. This package is also used to detect diseases related to the liver and kidneys to avoid further complications.

Q. What components are measured by an LFT and KFT package?

An LFT and KFT package measures the components relevant to the health and proper functioning of the liver and kidneys. LFT includes components such as enzymes like aspartate aminotransaminase (AST), also known as serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT), alanine aminotransaminase (ALT), also known as serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT); total-protein like albumin and globulin; and total-bilirubin both direct and indirect. Components included in KFT with electrolytes are creatinine, uric acid, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and chloride.

Q. Can I book an LFT and KFT package online in Chennai near me?

Yes. In Chennai, you can book an LFT and KFT package near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The package is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is an LFT and KFT package eligible for home sample collection in Chennai?

Yes, an LFT and KFT package is eligible for home sample collection in Chennai with Tata 1mg Labs. You can select the date and time for sample collection as per your schedule.

Q. How can I book an LFT and KFT package with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai?

If you want to schedule an LFT and KFT health package with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of an LFT and KFT package in Chennai?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Chennai, an LFT and KFT package is available at an affordable price of Rs. 689.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of an LFT and KFT package in Chennai?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 18 hours to provide the reports of an LFT and KFT package in Chennai.
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