Liver Function Tests ("LFT's")
LFT's are useful for detecting a broad range of abnormalities. As a general rule, they indicate one of three broad categories of liver dysfunction: [1] Direct damage to hepatic tissue; [2] Problems with the synthetic capabilities of the liver; and [3] Disorders of bile metabolism. By understanding these basic distinctions, you can interpret LFT's more accurately.

Damage to hepatic tissue

Damage to the Synthetic Capabilities of the Liver

Disorders in Bile Metabolism

General Disease Profiles