confused about blood results

Hello ,

I have a relative with a confusing array of blood results and I wonder if someone can shed some light.

The LFTS are: Albumin 29, GGT just over 280,bilirubin has been rising from 16 earlier this year to 28 in June,Alk phosp is 269, alanine aminotransferase 54. At the same time ESR is 40, platelets have progressively dropped from 180 over a year ago and now 77. Neutrophils 1.37, haemoglobin 136. Also with long term CKD and a eGFR 23/24. LFTs have been raised for years. Immunoglobulin markers IgA, IgG and IgM markers all raised.

Along with symptoms of debilitating tiredness, irritability,a darkening (not yellow ) complexion.

I'm not quite sure what to make of there anyone medically specialised that can shed any light? She's been told it's liver related but no further details other than that.

Does anyone have anyone know what type of liver disease she may have and would it be worth starting ursodeoxycholic acid ?

Is this patient safe to travel? Can she take antimalarial medication?

Many many thanks

2 Replies

  • I'm surprised that your relative has been given no further information than 'it's liver related'! I'm not a medical specialist but I know some on this forum are pretty clued into what these tests might mean. I'm not sure where you're based but I'd suggest contacting the Liver Trust if you're in the UK and they might give some guidance. Your relative needs to speak to someone qualified before she embarks on any course of medication.

  • Many thanks for your reply. She has seen a hepatologist and is awaiting a liver biopsy...suspected cirrhosis. I was very surprised but the hepatologist took a verbal history but did no physical examination saying it wasn't necessary.Hopefully we'll get some answers.

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