The test is performed when one has to be screened for liver infections like hepatitis A, B, C, E.
- The test should be done if the person is a chronic alcohol drinker
- is overweight
- is on medications which affect liver e.g. anti-epilepsy medicines
- there is a strong family history of liver disease
-The test is ordered if one shows the following symptoms:
Liver function tests involve: ALT, AST, Alkaline phosphatase, Albumin and Bilirubin.