Liver Function

A liver function test (LFT) is a blood test that gives an indication of whether the liver is functioning properly.  The test is also very useful to see if there is active damage in the liver (hepatitis) or sluggish bile flow (cholestasis).

 

Liver function tests measure the amount of particular chemicals in the blood, and can indicate possible liver damage.  The blood test should probably be renamed a  ‘Liver Dysfunction Test’.