Hello and welcome to HCM,
The interpretation of LFTs are as follows:
1. ALT level is elevated. Normal range is 0-40 IU/L.
2. Alkaline phosphatase
is elevated. normal range is 20-140 IU/L
3. Gamma GT
is also elevated. Normally it should be below 50
ALT is increased in any condition which cause damage to liver cells. It can be hepatitis
, alcoholic liver disease
Alkaline phosphatase is elevated in any condition wherein there is obstruction in the biliary tract.
Gamma GT is specific for alcoholic liver disease.
Further confirmation is done by 5-nucleotidase. If elevated it is specific foe alcoholic liver disease.
The liver enzymes are not elevated acutely especially in alcoholic liver disease.
it takes a long time for the liver enzymes to increase.
Abstaining from alcohol will bring down the levels of all enzymes.
Thanks and take care.
Dr Shailja P Wahal