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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]}; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Maria Fernanda Villarreal, M.D. [2]

Overview

Laboratory findings consistent with the diagnosis of liver mass include elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein level, positive serologic testing for hepatitis B/C surface antigen, and abnormal liver function tests. Other routine laboratory tests that are recommended in patients presenting with liver mass, include complete blood count, electrolytes, calcium, alkaline phosphatase, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), total bilirubin, creatinine, albumin, and lactate dehydrogenase.

Laboratory Findings

Laboratory findings consistent with the diagnosis of liver mass include:[1]

Other routine laboratory tests that are recommended in patients presenting with liver mass, include:

References

  1. Gibbs JF, Litwin AM, Kahlenberg MS (2004). "Contemporary management of benign liver tumors". Surg. Clin. North Am. 84 (2): 463–80. doi:10.1016/j.suc.2003.11.003. PMID 15062656.

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