Table 3

Results of initial LFT for viral hepatitis cases using laboratory-specific criteria for abnormality

Case No.

ALT

AST

Bilirubin

ALP

GGT

Albumin

Globulin

Total Protein

Repeat LFT

Country of Origin (prevalence of viral hepatitis)


HBV

1

High*

High

Normal

Normal

High

Normal

Normal

High

Abnormal

Kenya (High)


2

Normal

Normal

High

Normal

Normal

High

Low

Normal

Abnormal

UK (Low)


3

High

Normal

Normal

Normal

High

Normal

Normal

Normal

Abnormal

Pakistan (High)


4

High*

High

High

Normal

High

Normal

Normal

High

Abnormal

India (High)


5

High*

High

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Abnormal

Malaysia (High)


6

High*

No result

No result

No result

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Abnormal

UK (Low)


7

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

High

High

Abnormal

Kenya (High)


8

No result

High

Normal

High

No result

Normal

No result

No result

Abnormal

Iraq (High)


9

Normal

No result

High

Normal

No result

Normal

No result

No result

Incomplete**

Malta (High)


HCV

1

High

Normal

Normal

Normal

High

Normal

Normal

Normal

Incomplete

Pakistan (High)


2

High*

High

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

High

Abnormal

Hong Kong (High)


3

Normal

No result

Normal

Normal

High

Normal

No result

No result

Abnormal

Jamaica (High)


4

High*

High

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Abnormal

Somalia (High)


* Denotes where ALT values were greater than twice the upper limit of normal.

** Repeat test available for AST and GGT only, both of which were normal.

ALT: Alanine aminotransferase;

AST: Aspartate aminotransferase;

ALP: Alkaline phosphatase;

GGT: Gamma-glutamyltransferase;

HBV: Hepatitis B;

HCV: Hepatitis C.

Arnold et al. BMC Family Practice 2011 12:9   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-12-9

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