Liver Function Tests Part 1

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Liver Function Tests Part 1

Part 2 of liver structure and function


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This refers to a group of various laboratory tests established to provide the clinician with an analysis of how the liver is performing under normal and diseased conditions.
  • 2. 
    AST stands for ___________  __________________.
  • 3. 
    AST was formerly known as ______.
  • 4. 
    AST has a wide ______ distribution.
  • 5. 
    Check all organs that AST is present in:
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Skeletal tissue

    • D. 

      Kidney

    • E. 

      Muscle

    • F. 

      Brain

    • G. 

      Intestines

    • H. 

      Spleen

  • 6. 
    Highest elevations with AST is seen in viral ________.
  • 7. 
    ______ is greater than ALT in __________ disease of the liver.
  • 8. 
    AST is not very specific  but is very __________, being elevated in almost all significant hepatocellular disease.
  • 9. 
    Cirrhosis of the liver, obstruction, and hepatitis are examples for AST elevations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    ALT stands for _________ _________________.
  • 11. 
    ALT was formerly known as ________.
  • 12. 
    Like AST, ALT has a wide tissue distribution, however it is present in much _______ concentrations in _______ tissue.
  • 13. 
    ALT is more sensitive for liver disease than AST.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    ALT levels _________ with hepatocellular damage.
  • 15. 
    ALT levels will _________ greater than AST levels in hepatitis.
  • 16. 
    ALT levels are very helpful in assessing _________.
  • 17. 
    Deposits of bilirubin within the skin, mucus membranes, and in the whites of the eyes, is known as __________.
  • 18. 
    Another name for Post Hepatic Jaundice is _________ ____________.
  • 19. 
    This type of jaundice is due to excessive destruction of RBC's, as seen with sickle cell anemia.  In this case, ALT levels DO NOT rise.
  • 20. 
    Hepatic jaundice is due to hepatocellular disease, such as viral hepatitis, and ALT LEVELS RISE SIGNIFICANTLY.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    In post hepatic jaundice, ALT levels rise but only _______, not as significant as with ________ jaundice.
  • 22. 
    Jaundice caused by an obstructive pathology of the biliary tree, is known as __________  ________.
  • 23. 
    ALP stands for _________ _______________.
  • 24. 
    ________ is a group of enzymes found mainly in bone, liver, intestines and placenta.
  • 25. 
    ALT is located within the bile canalicular membranes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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