Liver, Kidney, Hepatitis C Test


More than 100 million people in the U.S. have some form of liver disease and many people don’t realize they have it in the early stages.

If left untreated, liver and kidney diseases can lead to liver failure, liver cancer, and kidney failure.

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What does this test measure?

ALT/AST: Tests the level of ALT/AST enzymes in the blood; when the liver is damaged, these enzymes may spill into the bloodstream.

Creatinine: Measures creatinine in your blood to provide information about kidney function.

eGFR Calculation: Calculates how well the kidneys are working based on the level of creatinine in your blood.

Hepatitis C Antibody: Detects antibodies to the Hepatitis C virus in the blood. Hepatitis C can cause irreparable damage to the liver, but it is treatable and often curable if caught early.

Collection method: Finger prick

1 How Many People Have Liver Disease? – American Liver Foundation. (n.d.). American Liver Foundation.,not%20know%20they%20have%20it
2 Hepatitis C doesn’t have to be a life sentence | Heart | UT Southwestern Medical Center. (n.d.). UT Southwestern Medical Center | The #1 Best Hospital in DFW.

Why is this test important?

Kidney function can be affected by diabetes, high blood pressure and other diseases. Kidney disease may not become apparent until kidney function is significantly impaired.

Liver damage can be caused by hepatitis, heavy alcohol consumption, diabetes, obesity, or statin-lowering medication, among other things.

This test provides valuable information about your kidney and liver function and enables you to share your results with your physician to create a treatment plan, if necessary.

Who is this test for?

Anyone age 18+ who wants to learn about their kidney and liver function.