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Blood tests are commonly taken when having general blood tests to assess liver function or liver injury. The tests measure the levels of certain enzymes (proteins) in the blood. Normally these enzymes stay within the cells of the liver, but when the liver is damaged for any reason, these enzymes move into the bloodstream.
What causes abnormal liver function tests?

There are many causes of abnormal liver function tests. Some of the causes include:

  • Viral hepatitis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Certain medication/alcohol
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Blockage of the bile ducts
These diseases are often treatable and they usually require monitoring.

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