2017.1 : SAQ 15

Outline the clinical laboratory assessment of liver function

BT_PO 1.106

Many of our drugs are metabolised by the liver, and many of our procedures rely on normal coagulation status.

An elevation in AST is related to zone 1 damage   TRUE/FALSE

Hypoalbuminaemia is seen within 48 hours of a hepatic insult  TRUE/FALSE

There will be hyperglycaemia in severe hepatic insufficiency  TRUE/FALSE

Urea will be low in severe hepatic insufficiency  TRUE/FALSE

Biliary obstruction can cause a high INR  TRUE/FALSE