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Also known as: Liver Function Tests; LFTs
Formal name: Hepatic Function Panel

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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

Vorvick, L. (Updated 2012 October 14). Liver function tests. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003436.htm. Accessed February 2013.

(Updated October 4). Liver Function Tests. American Liver Foundation [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/liverfunctiontests/ through http://www.liverfoundation.org. Accessed February 2013.

(Updated 2012 October). Liver Disease Evaluation. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/LiverDzEval.html through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed February 2013.

Carey, W. (© 2000-2011). Approach to the Patient with Liver Disease: A Guide to Commonly Used Liver Tests. Cleveland Clinic [On-line information]. Available online through http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com. Accessed February 2013.

Dowshen, S. (Reviewed 2011 February). Blood Test: Hepatic (Liver) Function Panel. KidsHealth from Nemours [On-line information]. Available online at http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/labtest6.html through http://kidshealth.org. Accessed February 2013.

Shaffer, E. (Revised 2009 June) Laboratory Tests of the Liver and Gallbladder. Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals [On-line information]. Available online through http://www.merckmanuals.com. Accessed February 2013.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Pagana K, Pagana T. Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests. St. Louis: Mosby; 1998.

(© 2008-2010). Hepatic Function Panel. ARUP's Laboratory Test Directory [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.aruplab.com/guides/ug/tests/0020416.jsp through http://www.aruplab.com. Accessed January 2010.

Mayo Clinic staff (2008 July 18). Liver function tests. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/liver-function-tests/MY00093 through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed January 2010.

Dufour, R. (2007 October 2). CP105 Approaches to Diagnosing and Monitoring Liver Disease Using Laboratory Tests—Something Old, Something New. College of American Pathologists [On-line information]. PDF available for download through http://www.cap.org. Accessed January 2010.

(© 1995-2010) Blood Test: Hepatic [Liver] Function Panel. KidsHealth from Nemours [On-line information]. Available online at http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/labtest6.html through http://kidshealth.org. Accessed January 2010.

Pagana, K. D. & Pagana, T. J. (© 2007). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference. 8th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 28-29, 36-37, 143-145, 157-160, 469-470, 775-779, 783-786.

Wu, A. (© 2006). Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests. 4th Edition: Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, MO. Pp 64-67, 69-71, 78-85, 154-157, 172-177, 916-921.

Kasper DL, Braunwald E, Fauci AS, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL eds, (2005). Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 16th Edition, McGraw Hill. Pp 1813-1816.

Clarke, W. and Dufour, D. R., Editors (2006). Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry. AACC Press, Washington, DC. Pp 269-277.

Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics. Burtis CA, Ashwood ER, Bruns DE, eds. St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders; 2006. Pg 1805.