Important Liver Values: Albumin, ALT, ALP & AST


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A doctor notes that a patient is displaying large increases in ALT and AST compared to smaller increases in ALP. How will the doctor likely diagnose the patient?

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1. A doctor notes that a patient is displaying increases in ALP, ALT, and AST. If the largest increase is in ALP, then how will the doctor likely diagnose the patient?

2. What is cholestasis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

AST, ALT, and ALP are enzymes that are released into the bloodstream in high doses if your liver is in trouble. This quiz/worksheet asks you to determine the condition that is present based on the amounts of ALT, AST, and ALP. You will also have to explain key terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments ask you about:

  • Liver disease
  • Cholestasis
  • Obstructions in the bile duct
  • Hepatocellular disease
  • Gallstones

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make certain you can draw out the most important information from the related lesson on Important Liver Values
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as liver disease and cholestasis
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions about increases in AST, ALT, and ALP

Additional Learning

To learn more about the liver, you can watch the video lesson on Important Liver Values. This lesson discusses the following objectives:

  • Ways to measure injury
  • Understanding albumin in the liver
  • Presence of AST, ALT, and ALP in the blood