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LFT (Liver Function Test) in Kolkata

Also known as Hepatic function test, Liver panel test, Liver function panel, Liver profile test
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Understanding LFT (Liver Function Test) in Kolkata

What is LFT (Liver Function Test) in Kolkata?

An LFT (Liver Function Test) is tailored to evaluate your liver health at an affordable price in Kolkata with Tata 1mg labs. This test helps with the early detection of liver problems such as fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, jaundice, and hepatitis. It may also be used to monitor and track the recovery process in individuals undergoing treatment for any liver problems. The insights from this test allow for timely intervention to prevent future complications and determine the impact of certain medications on your liver health.

The doctor may suggest an LFT (Liver Function Test) if you experience signs and symptoms suggestive of liver problems, such as chronic fatigue, stomach pain, dark-colored urine, and yellowing of skin or whites of eyes, or if you have risk factors for liver diseases, such as excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, or any family history of liver disease. Usually, no special preparation is required for an LFT (Liver Function Test) test. You may eat and drink normally as per your daily routine.

What does LFT (Liver Function Test) measure?

Contains 11 tests

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.

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An SGPT test measures the amount of ALT or SGPT enzyme in your blood. ALT is most abundantly found in the liver but 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 liver's health and to detect liver-related problems such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, or other liver disorders.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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

The Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) test measures the level of three forms of bilirubin such as total bilirubin, direct (conjugated bilirubin), and indirect (unconjugated) bilirubin in the blood. Total bilirubin represents the sum of direct and indirect bilirubin. Direct bilirubin is the water-soluble form of bilirubin that has been processed by the liver via a conjugation process with glucuronic acid and is ready to be excreted into the bile ducts and ultimately into the intestines. Indirect bilirubin is the water-insoluble form of bilirubin that has not yet been processed by the liver and is bound to albumin in the blood. It is formed in the spleen and liver during the breakdown of hemoglobin from old or damaged red blood cells and cannot be excreted directly by the liver. Instead, it is transported to the liver, where it undergoes conjugation to become direct bilirubin. 

Getting tested with the Bilirubin (Total, Direct and Indirect) test provides valuable information into various aspects of liver function, bile duct health, and the body’s ability to break down and eliminate bilirubin.

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  • Bilirubin Indirect
  • Bilirubin Direct
  • Bilirubin Total

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about LFT (Liver Function Test) in Kolkata

Frequently Asked Questions about LFT (Liver Function Test) in Kolkata

Q. What is an LFT (Liver Function Test) used for?

An LFT (Liver Function Test) is a group of blood tests that provide information about how well your liver is functioning. The test is also used to diagnose various liver diseases, such as hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, liver cirrhosis, and fatty liver diseases. It also determines your response to liver disease treatment.

Q. Is fasting required before an LFT (Liver Function Test)?

No, fasting is not required before taking an LFT (Liver Function Test). You can eat or drink as per your daily routine.

Q. Can I schedule an LFT (Liver Function Test) online in Kolkata near me?

Yes. In Kolkata, you can schedule an LFT (Liver Function Test) near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is home sample collection available for an LFT (Liver Function Test) in Kolkata?

Yes, a home sample collection facility is provided by Tata 1mg Labs for an LFT (Liver Function Test) in Kolkata. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule an LFT (Liver Function Test) with Tata 1mg Labs in Kolkata?

If you want to schedule an LFT (Liver Function Test) with Tata 1mg Labs in Kolkata, 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 cost of an LFT (Liver Function Test) in Kolkata?

Tata 1mg Labs is an pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Kolkata. An LFT (Liver Function Test) is available at an affordable price of Rs. 279.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to provide the reports of an LFT (Liver Function Test) in Kolkata?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to get the information you need promptly. On average, we take 15 hours to provide the reports of an LFT (Liver Function Test) in Kolkata.
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LFT (Liver Function Test) test price for other cities

Price inBangaloreRs. 359
Price inNew DelhiRs. 319
Price inMumbaiRs. 319
Price inHyderabadRs. 319
Price inPuneRs. 319
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