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LMPG: Laboratory Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis and Monitoring of Hepatic Injury
 
(Published Guidelines)

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Introduction (40 kb)

Guidelines for Performance of Laboratory Tests of Liver Function and Injury (5.54 MB)
Performance Specifications for Laboratory Test
Reference Intervals
   Aminotransferases
   Alkaline Phosphatase
   Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase
   Bilirubin
   Albumin
   Prothrombin Time
   Ammonia (NH3)

Hepatitis Serologic Markers and Nucleic Acid Testing (84 kb)
Hepatitis A virus (HAV)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
Hepatitis D virus
Hepatitis E virus

Laboratory Recognition of Hepatic Injury (64 kb)
Acute Hepatic Injury
Markers of Severity
Differential Diagnosis
Ischemic and Toxic Hepatic injury
Other Causes
Monitoring
   Aminotransferases
   Bilirubin
   Coagulation Tests
   Serologic Markers

Chronic Hepatic Injury (77 kb)
Screening
Differential Diagnosis
Workup of Patients Without Obvious Cause for Chronic Hepatic injury
   Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
   Hemochromatosis
   Wilsonís Disease
   Autoimmune hepatitis
   Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
   Alpha-1-antitrypsin (A1AT) Deficiency
Other Viruses
Monitoring

Cirrhosis (33 kb)

Hepatocellular Carcinoma (37 kb)

References (127 kb)

Acknowledgments (30 kb)