Also Known As:
Liver Function Panel (LFP), HFP
The Purpose of the Liver Function Panel Lab Test
The hepatic function panel blood test will assess your liver function and help detect liver disease or damage in the hepatic tissues.
What Does the Hepatic Function Panel Test Measure?
The hepatic panel test measures the levels of enzymes, proteins, and waste products produced or associated with liver function. Liver function tests screen for these substances based on the preliminary assessment of the condition. Your doctor may request a hepatic function panel 7 blood test or the individual test of the following:
Enzymes released by the liver: Alkaline phosphatase (ALP), gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), alanine transaminase (ALT)
Proteins produced by the liver: Albumin and prothrombin time (PT)
Waste product: Direct bilirubin and total bilirubin
Who Should Take a Hepatic Panel 7 Blood Test?
You should get the hepatic function panel lab test if you are diagnosed with obesity or being overweight, are a heavy alcohol drinker, have been exposed to hepatitis viruses, or have a genetic disposition for liver disease. Also, the HFP lab is recommended for those undergoing treatment for liver damage or disorder.
Hepatic Function Panel Test Preparation
No special preparation is needed before the blood sample collection.
Hepatic Panel Test Results
The hepatic function panel test results project your liver health and present damages that obstruct proper liver function. For example, high liver enzymes and bilirubin indicate inflammation and hepatic cell damage. On the other hand, low albumin and liver proteins suggest hepatic injury.
For reference, here are the normal values for the tests included in the Hepatic Function 7 Blood Test:
- Total Protein: 6.1 – 8.1 g/dL (adults, aged 20 or above)
- Albumin: 3.6-5.1 g/dL
- Globulin: 1.9 – 3.7 g/dL (adults, aged 20 or above)
- Total Bilirubin: 0.2 – 1.2 mg/dL
- Direct Bilirubin: ≤ 0.2 mg/dL
- Male: 36 – 130 U/L (20 to 49 years old); 35 – 144 U/L (over 49 years old)
- Female: 31 – 125 U/L (20 to 49 years old); 37 – 153 U/L (over 49 years old)
- Male: 10 – 40 U/L (20 to 49 years old); 10 -35 U/L (50 years old and above)
- Female: 10 – 30 U/L (20 to 44 years old); 10 – 25 U/L (45 years old and above)
- Male: 9 – 46 U/L (20 years old and above)
- Female: 6- 29 (20 years old and above)
- Albumin/Globulin Ratio (calculated) – 1.0 to 2.5 g/dL
- Indirect Bilirubin (calculated) – 0.2 – 1.2 mg/dL (adults, aged 20 or above)
Estimated Turn Around For Results: 2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs, and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.
Where Can I Get a Hepatic Function Panel 7 Done Near Me?
You can take the hepatic function panel 7 blood test in one of our 4,000 lab locations in the country. Personalabs partners with Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp to give you the most accurate and efficient blood testing experience.