What is the role of a liver function test (LFT) in the workup of hepatic cysts?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018
  • Author: Robert E Glasgow, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Little preoperative laboratory workup is required for these patients. Liver function test (LFT) results, such as transaminases or alkaline phosphatase, may be mildly abnormal, but bilirubin, prothrombin time (PT), and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) are usually within the reference range.


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