Liver function tests are also known as LFT or Liver Panel or Liver Profile or Hepatic Function Tests. These are blood tests that help to diagnose and monitor any kind of liver disease or damage. They help in measuring the levels of certain enzymes and proteins present in the blood. They help in assessing the normal functioning of the liver. GGT helps to detect disease of the liver or the bile duct. The Liver function Test with GGT is done: • To evaluate the function of liver periodically • To screen for any kind of liver infections/conditions/diseases such as hepatitis • To monitor the progression of liver disease such as alcoholic or viral hepatitis • In cases of signs of liver damage such as jaundice • To check extent of liver damage such as in case of cirrhosis of liver • To monitor the progress of treatment ongoing for liver conditions/diseases • In cases when there is risk for injury to liver • To monitor in the cases where there are chances of getting side effects due to medications on liver
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