What is the role of liver function tests in the workup of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

Updated: Jan 19, 2018
  • Author: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Because the mainstay of treatment for many patients is high-dose methotrexate, hepatic function must be evaluated. Tests should include serum bilirubin (total/direct), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and alkaline phosphatase.

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