Liver function tests explained:
It’s important to note that every child will have their own ‘normal’ and whilst these levels are a guide, it doesn’t necessarily mean a result outside of these ranges is dangerous. Always talk to your child’s medical team if you have any worries about test results. LFTs show the amount of inflammation in the liver, whether the bile ducts are affected and how well the liver is functioning.
Another blood test which is helpful to assess how the liver is working is a blood clotting test. Blood is taken, chemicals are added to it in the lab and the time taken for blood to clot is measured.
Other blood tests include:
Some of these tests may be used to monitor the effects of medications on the body.
This website provides general information but does not replace medical advice. It is important to contact your/your child’s medical team if you have any worries or concerns