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1

Where is ALP found?

Bile ducts

Bone

2

What causes your ALP to increase?

Bile duct obstruction

Bone stuff:

Fractures

Puberty

Pregnancy

3

Is a raised ALP enough to say that someone has liver disease?

No

4

What marker can be used to confirm a diagnosis of bile duct obstruction based on raised ALP?

GGT

raised in liver disease only

5

When is GGT raised?

Liver disease

6

A raised GGT confirms the diagnosis of bile duct obstruction suggested by which other marker?

ALP

7

Where is ALT found?

Liver only

8

When is ALT raised?

Liver disease

9

Which two markers, when raised, are indicative of liver disease only?

GGT

ALT

10

When is AST raised?

Liver disease

Skeletal muscle problems - trauma

Heart problems - MI, was used as the marker before troponins