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What do my LFT test results indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 5 May 2016
Question: Hi today we done the LFT and the report says that every thing is in normal range but ALP is 163U/L and Doctor suggest Urceocol 300 twice in a Day is it ok
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Repeat Serum ALP, Serum calcium and Serum protein test

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I checked the report.
Are you sure the person has no symptoms or has no complaints like easy fatigue, body pains? We generally treat a patient with symptoms and do not call for any treatment if no symptoms exist. So treating with Urceocol at the first instance may be futile in my opinion unless there is a raise in the next test.
Having all said, if all other liver function tests are normal and only one ALP is raised we call it Isolated finding. We generally recommend a repeat Serum ALP test after two to four weeks. At the same time it is good to test for Serum Vitamin D, Serum calcium, protein and simple blood counts as well.
Deciphering a diagnosis when only ALP is elevated can lead to more testing.
Vitamin D deficiency is very common in XXXXXXX and can lead to raised ALP levels.
If a person is obese and leads sedentary life it is important for him to get on healthy diet and regular exercise as your doctor said.
Thank you for the query. Hope this is helpful and informative as well.

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What do my LFT test results indicate?

Brief Answer: Repeat Serum ALP, Serum calcium and Serum protein test Detailed Answer: Hello, I checked the report. Are you sure the person has no symptoms or has no complaints like easy fatigue, body pains? We generally treat a patient with symptoms and do not call for any treatment if no symptoms exist. So treating with Urceocol at the first instance may be futile in my opinion unless there is a raise in the next test. Having all said, if all other liver function tests are normal and only one ALP is raised we call it Isolated finding. We generally recommend a repeat Serum ALP test after two to four weeks. At the same time it is good to test for Serum Vitamin D, Serum calcium, protein and simple blood counts as well. Deciphering a diagnosis when only ALP is elevated can lead to more testing. Vitamin D deficiency is very common in XXXXXXX and can lead to raised ALP levels. If a person is obese and leads sedentary life it is important for him to get on healthy diet and regular exercise as your doctor said. Thank you for the query. Hope this is helpful and informative as well.