Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Liver function group Test in Kenya

Brief Description

Blood tests that measure different enzymes"," proteins and substances made by the liver.they include"," albumin"," total protein"," Alkaline phosphatase"," bilirubin and lactate dehydrogenase


Liver function panel"," Liver profile hepatic function panel

Patient Preparation

The patient may need to avoid eating or drinking for 10-12 hours before the test

Sample Type

Serum or plasma

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.5ml

Sample collection Container

Gel-barrier"," red-top or green top tube (heparin)

Sample collection instructions

Plasma or serum should be separated within 45 minutes of sample collection

Sample storage

Maintain sample at room temperature

Reference range

Is dependent of the type of test run.

Results Turnaround

Within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

These tests are carried out in cases of liver disease symptoms for instance jaundice and hepatitis