Elevated Serum Transaminases

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  • review medications

Physical-examination

Laboratory

Differential-diagnosis

  • 2-5 times the upper limit of normal
  • more than double to ALT
  • most common cause of elevated LFTs if 1-5 above ruled out
  • typically ALT is 1.5-4 x upper limit of normal
  • minimal if any abnormalities in AST & ALP

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References

Kaiser Permanente Nothern California, Lab Tips, Sept. 1999

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