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What does this liver function test report signify?

I am a healthy 47 year old female with no signs or symptoms of liver disease but for some reason during a routine exam my AST results were 519 and my Alt were 181, do not want to do excessive testing, I do use I buprofin prn maybe 600 mg a day and do drink a few drinks a day. What is a must to do or what else could raise bilirubin and liver enzyme numbers?
Asked On : Fri, 30 May 2014
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Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.
Your AST and ALT levels are significantly raised.
This indicates your liver cells are damaged.
Your AST is more than ALT.
A ratio of more than 2 usually indicates alcoholic hepatitis.
You need to quit drinking.
An ultrasound scan of the abdomen should be done to assess the status of liver.
Tests for Hep B, Hep C should be done. Autoimmune and metabolic causes should also be ruled out.

I hope that answers your query.
Regards.
Answered: Sun, 1 Feb 2015
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