Albumin is a protein produced by your liver. It helps keep fluid from leaking from your blood vessels into other tissue. Without enough albumin, fluid can leak out of your blood and build up in your lungs, abdomen (belly), or other parts of your body. Albumin also carries hormones, vitamins, and enzymes. Low albumin levels can indicate liver or kidney disease or a lack of protein.
Amylase is an enzyme that helps you digest carbohydrates. Your pancreas and salivary glands produce most of the amylase in your body. Too much or too little may indicate a disorder of the pancreas, salivary glands, or another medical condition.
Amylase is an enzyme that helps you digest carbohydrates. Most of the amylase in your body is made by your pancreas and salivary glands. Too much or too little may indicate a disorder of the pancreas, salivary glands, or another medical condition.
AST (aspartate aminotransferase) is an enzyme that is found mostly in the liver, but also in muscles and other organs in your body. When cells that contain AST are damaged, they release it into your blood. Therefore, while a high AST level may be a sign of liver damage, it could also possibly be from other organs that contain the enzyme.
Bilirubin is a substance produced when old red blood cells are broken down. It mainly exists in two forms in the blood, unconjugated or indirect bilirubin, and conjugated or direct bilirubin. Typically, your liver removes most of the substance from your body. If your liver is damaged or red blood cells are being destroyed faster than normal, excess bilirubin is released into the bloodstream, which can cause your skin and eyes to turn yellow. If jaundice is suspected, a bilirubin blood test can help determine if there is liver disease or hemolysis.
Bilirubin is a substance made during the breakdown of old red blood cells and mainly exists in two forms in the blood, unconjugated or indirect bilirubin, and conjugated or direct bilirubin. Indirect bilirubin will be converted into direct bilirubin by your liver. A blockage in the liver or bile duct is often the cause of an increase in direct bilirubin.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that infects the digestive system. Many people with H. pylori are symptomless. However, it can cause digestive disorders, including gastritis, peptic ulcers, and certain types of stomach cancer. This test aids diagnoses of acute and chronic H. pylori infections in patients with gastric and duodenal disease. It also helps evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.