What is the role of liver and pancreatic function tests in the workup of alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA)?

Updated: Aug 27, 2020
  • Author: George Ansstas, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Liver and pancreatic function test results, including hepatic enzymes (eg, serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT], lactate dehydrogenase [LDH], alkaline phosphatase), total bilirubin, and pancreatic amylase and lipase levels, may be elevated because of associated illnesses (eg, alcohol-induced hepatitis, pancreatitis).


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