Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 1 month ago

If someone has liver problems from alcohol and they get blood tested, could a blood test diagnose and result in alcoholic hepatitis?

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The blood test would not RESULT IN hepatitis unless the doctor or phlebotomist had failed to sterilize the needle. Bonus answer: testing people for Covid, Mr. Trump, does not cause more cases of Covid to exist, either.

    But yeah, it's quite common to have blood tested for liver enzymes during a regular physical, or whenever a doctor suspects there might be some liver damage or disease. Like if you show up at the office all red in the face, sweating, and, as the Beatles say, "stinking of gin." Unusual values of certain liver enzymes can be very good evidence of various liver diseases and lead the doctor to do more tests to find out what's wrong.

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