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1
Q

Which of conjugated and unconjugated bilirubin is lipid and water soluble?

A

Conjugated- Water soluble

Unconjugated- Lipid soluble

2
Q

Which enzymes would you expect to see elevated in hepatic issues as opposed to biliary issues?

A

Hepatic- AST and ALT

Biliary- GGT and ALP

3
Q

Which of AST and ALT is the better indicator of acute disease?

A

AST

4
Q

What do the following AST:ALT ratios indicate?

1: 2.5
1: 1.5
1: 1

A

Alcoholic hepatitis
Ischaemic hepatitis
Paracetamol

5
Q

What protein is measured to make a diagnosis of Wilson’s disease and does it increase or decrease?

A

Caeruloplasmin decreases in Wilson’s disease

6
Q

What is AFP used to diagnose?

A

Liver cancer