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Hepatic Function Panel

Hepatic Function Panel CPT: 80076

Synonyms

Liver Function Panel (LFP)

Test Includes

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT); albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; aspartate aminotransferase (AST/SGOT); bilirubin, direct; bilirubin, total; protein, total, serum

Expected Turnaround Time

Within 1 day

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum

Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)

Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube.

Collection

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements

Temperature Period
Room Temperature 2 days
Refrigerated 3 days
Frozen 14 days
Freeze/thaw/ cycles Stable x 2

Patient Information

To screen for, detect, evaluate, and monitor acute and chronic liver inflammation (hepatitis), liver infection, liver disease and/or and damage

Periodically to evaluate liver function; whenever you are at risk for liver injury; when you are taking medications that may affect your liver; when you have a liver disease; when you have symptoms associated with liver damage, such as jaundice.

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; for infants, blood may be drawn by puncturing the heel with a lancet.

You may be instructed to fast overnight with only water permitted. Follow any instructions you are given. Inform the healthcare practitioner about all prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal medications, vitamins and supplements you are taking.

Due to high demand we are unable to see walk-in patients for COVID-19 Testing. If you want to get tested please schedule your appointment.