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The liver is one of the bodies vital organs, and plays many important roles within our bodies, including:
The liver is very resilient and can continue working even when most of it is damaged. It even has the ability to repair itself, though the time it takes for the liver to heal determines on a complexity of factors.
Damage can stop the liver from functioning correctly. This can have a knock-on effect on many aspects of our health, including the build up of toxins in the blood, blockages of the bile ducts and problems with blood coagulation.
If caught early, liver diseases, such as fatty liver disease and mild alcoholic hepatitis, can be reversed with lifestyle choices.
Liver function tests (LFTs) are increasingly being referred to as liver blood tests. This is because the liver can be functioning normally even after receiving an abnormal test result, so the term "liver blood test" more accurately describes the test than "liver function test".
With Prescription Doctor, you can buy a liver function test online. This simple blood test allows you to take a sample from the comfort of your own home, before sending it by post to our partnered laboratory. Results are delivered electronically via your Prescription Doctor account - which is created when you place your order.
Liver function tests check whether the liver is functioning properly by measuring the amount of various substances the liver produces.
For most healthy people, the liver produces certain quantities of enzymes and proteins. If the liver is producing an abnormal quantity (too much or too little) of these enzymes and proteins, it may be indicative of an abnormally functioning liver, and a possible sign of liver disease.
The test examines a sample of blood and looks for levels of the following:
Test results which indicate abnormal liver function are fairly common and, despite the result, the liver can be functioning normally. Therefore, it is important to take another liver blood test to confirm whether this remains the case.
One of our online doctors can explain your test results and provide further information on what to do next, should you require it.
You should take a liver function test if you have concerns about your liver health, or if you are at risk of developing liver disease.
Factors which can contribute to liver disease include:
You should discuss your risk of liver disease with your doctor.
Some medicines, such as pain relievers and certain antibiotic and antifungal medicines like Terbinafine, have the potential of causing liver damage. Drugs which have the potential of damaging your liver are known as hepatotoxic drugs. Your doctor can discuss with you any medicines which may damage the liver, and inform you whether you need to take a liver function test.
You may require liver function tests if you are experiencing symptoms which may indicate a problem with your liver.
Some symptoms of liver disease can include:
If you notice any of the above symptoms, speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
To test the function of your liver, a blood sample is required. You can collect the sample at any time of day and you do not need to fast before acquiring the sample.
Our liver function test kits come with everything you need to collect the sample at home and send it off to our partnered laboratory, including:
Before you acquire the sample, it’s important to read the enclosed instructions and follow them exactly.
Once the lab receive the sample, they will perform the relevant tests. Your results should be made available within 48 hours of the lab receiving the sample.
When your results are ready, we will notify you via email. To view your results, simply login to your Prescription Doctor account. Go to “My Account” then “My orders” and select the “TDL Results” button under the order for the liver function test.
One of our online doctors will contact you to discuss your liver function test results and provide further information about what they mean. You can discuss with one our online doctors what next steps need to be considered.
The results usually come in within 48 hours of the lab receiving the results.
It is important to send off your blood sample as soon as possible to prevent the blood congealing, which renders it unusable by our lab.
You can check with your local Post Office or check the times on your nearest postbox to determine the best time to send your sample.
If you have unused lancets, put them in the box with your collected sample, and post them back to our lab. The laboratory will dispose of them safely for you.
You do not need to fast before taking our liver function test.
While a liver function test may detect the effects of Hepatitis, it does not detect the virus Hepatitis.
You can use our Full STI Blood Test Kit, which detects Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, as well as HIV and Syphilis.
A liver function test can come back as normal even in the case of liver disease. Therefore, even if a result comes back as normal, it’s important to have a follow-up test to ensure that this is the case.
Likewise, a liver function test can return abnormalities. This can happen in cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) which is estimated to occur in 30-40% of the population, according to the British Liver Trust.
Taking a second test can provide further information on the function of your liver.
It is usually recommended abstaining from alcohol for at least 24 hours before taking a liver function test. Traces of alcohol can remain in the blood for a few days and may affect your test results.
If your liver function test result comes back as abnormal, you may need to be referred to a specialist known as a hepatologist.
Further tests may need to be conducted to determine the cause of your abnormal liver function.
One of our online doctors can discuss what you should do depending on the outcome of your liver function test.
You can keep your liver healthy by eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly.
Avoid excessive alcohol consumption, as this can be a contributing factor to liver disease. If you are concerned about how much you drink per week - especially if you drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week - speak to your doctor about getting a liver function test.
Practising safe sex by using condoms can prevent you from contracting viral hepatitis.
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NHS, 2020. Liver Disease