Alfred Holmes is admitted into the hospital complaining of vomiting and upper quadrant abdominal pain. He soon became unconscious and the lab test results show the following.
• AST = 326 IU/L
• ALP = 135 IU/L
• ALT = 153 IU/L
• GGT = 328 IU/L
• albumin = 17 g/L
• bilirubin = 256 µmol/L
Comment on the patient results. What are the reasons that underlie altered levels of these biochemical parameters? Identify the possible pathological conditions that could be associated with the observed lab results.
Increased bilirubin, AST, ALT, GGT. Decreased albumin. Liver dysfunction. Liver damage as a result of intoxication. Hepatitis or liver cirrhosis