Hepatic Function Panel (7)

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The Hepatic Function Panel (7) tests measure key enzymes, proteins, and substances in the blood to evaluate the health and functioning of the liver. These tests are used to diagnose any underlying liver disorders and can provide important information about how the liver is performing its vital functions.

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Description

The Hepatic Function Panel (7) tests are a collection of tests that measure the liver’s function. These tests measure key enzymes, proteins, and substances in the blood to indicate how well the liver is working. The tests provide important information about how the liver is functioning, helping to diagnose any underlying liver disorders. There are seven different tests generally included in the panel – these are aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), bilirubin and albumin. These tests all have different roles in assessing liver health. Together they measure how well the liver is able to perform its many important functions. AST and ALT measure the amount of enzymes that leak out of damaged liver cells, giving an indication of any kind of inflammation or damage that is taking place. ALP measures enzymes that are typically found in the cells that line the bile ducts. GGT helps measure how well the bile ducts are working and how effectively they are able to release bile, which is needed for digestion. Bilirubin is a yellowish pigment produced when the body breaks down red blood cells and is normally excreted in the bile. High levels of bilirubin might suggest that there is a blockage in the bile ducts. Albumin is a protein manufactured in the liver and low levels in the bloodstream might suggest liver damage. In conclusion, the Hepatic Function Panel (7) tests provide an overall assessment of the liver’s health, helping to diagnose any underlying liver disorders so they can be treated quickly and effectively.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation