A recent blood test showed the following Hepatic Function results:
GOT 11 L (15-41)
GPT 37 (7-40)
Alk. Phosphatase 36 L (42-133)
Total Bilirubin .5 (.3-1.2)
Bilirubin, Direct .1 (0-.45)
Albumin 4.3 (3.4-5.1)
Total Protein 7.5 (6.1-7.9)
My primary care doctor was concerned about the ratio of GPT to GOT saying the numbers should be a little closer to one another. He wants to test again in 3 months and then refer me to a liver doctor if the numbers are still off.
My question is what is the concern for the number differential? And what could the numbers mean? Thanks for your help.
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