Elevated serum enzyme values are often the earliest indicators of liver injury in asymptomatic patients. Abnormal AST and ALT point to a hepatocyte disorder; abnormal alkaline phosphatase suggests a biliary tract disorder. Selected case histories illustrate how the three enzyme levels, in conjunction with the history and physical examination, can guide the rest of the workup.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
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