A Paradigm Shift in the Outpatient Approach to Liver Function Tests

  title={A Paradigm Shift in the Outpatient Approach to Liver Function Tests},
  author={Viplove Senadhi},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  • V. Senadhi
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Southern Medical Journal
The American Gastroenterological Association (2002), Canadian Medical Association (2005), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006) released guidelines to screen patients with mild elevations of liver enzymes for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Mildly elevated liver enzymes were defined as less than five times the upper limit of normal, but above the normal reference range. The rationale for this recommendation was based on many factors including cost effectiveness, lab variation… Expand
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