Albumin is a protein produced by the liver involved in immune function. Lower levels of albumin may indicate liver damage.
Bilirubin is a waste product produced during the breakdown of red blood cells that is removed by the liver. Improper removal of bilirubin may be a sign of abnormal liver function.
Total protein count
Total protein count measures the presence of albumin and globulin the two main proteins present in blood. In the case of liver disease, there will be a reduction in total protein measurements as lower levels of albumin and globulin will be produced.
Gamma glutamine transferase (GGT)
Gamma glutamine transferase (GGT) is an enzyme mainly found in the liver. It is a highly sensitive marker of liver damage and increase amounts are produced by a damaged liver.
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is another liver enzyme, whose levels may become elevated when bile ducts in the liver become blocked due to liver damage.
Alanine aminotransferase is a protein that is made in very low levels in healthy individuals. Its levels are elevated in the presence of liver damage.
Symptoms associated with liver damage and liver disorders include
- Abdominal pain
- Jaundice (yellow discolouration of the skin and eyes)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Distended or swollen stomach
The liver function test will provide information about the health of your liver. It detects specific enzyme and proteins in your blood that can be indicative of liver damage.
This test must be taken first thing in the morning and returned to the lab the same day.
HOW IT WORKS
Order your test.
Choose the test that matches your need from our large array of tests. The kit will be delivered to your door step. There is no need to leave the comfort of your home.
Collect your sample.
Register and activate your test. Collect your sample first thing in the morning. Return your sample to our lab as soon as possible, using the prepaid envelope included in the kit.
Your sample will be tested as soon as it arrives in our lab. Your results will be available through our secure online platform.
Details and FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we usually get. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
We 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 completely 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.
Therizon laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation. Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 17025 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.