Why to get tested?
To screen for, detect, evaluate, and monitor acute and chronic liver inflammation (hepatitis), liver infection, liver diseaseand/or and damage
When to get tested?
Periodically to evaluate liver function; whenever you are at risk for liver injury; when you are taking medications that may affect your liver; when you have a liver disease; when you have symptoms associated with liver damage, such as jaundice
What sample needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; for infants, blood may be drawn by puncturing the heel with a lancet.
What preparation I need before test?
You may be instructed to fast overnight with only water permitted. Follow any instructions you are given. Inform the healthcare practitioner about all prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal medications, vitamins and supplements you are taking.