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Liver Blood Tests (cont.)

Monitoring aminotransferase levels

Monitoring of the liver tests depends on the degree, the duration, and the cause of the abnormality. For example, in a person who has chronic (long standing) hepatitis B or C infection, the liver specialist (hepatologist) may opt for surveillance of these levels every 3 to 6 months to ensure that they are not rising.

On the other hand, if a healthy person is seen in the hospital for Tylenol overdose, then he or she needs to be monitored very closely, and ALT and ALT levels may be drawn a few times a day to monitor their trend and to guide therapy.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014

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