Originally Posted by lele101a
My general family doctor told me I had a high liver count, ordered new bloodwork tests and sent me to the liver specialist who told me my liver count was 4,000,000 (four million!) and that the normal should be 50 and says I have hepC. I don't know where or how I got that as none of the causes of it apply to me. He immediately scheduled a colonoscopy, sent me off for a liver biopsy (he says the report shows a mild hepC) and put me on a 24wk program of interferon/ribiviran medication which is almost impossible for me to adhere to as presceibed because of communications fumbling between the doctor's office and the insurance company. Am I dealing with a quack? Four million.....?! I have requested copies for myself of these bloodwork results as well as the biopsy report.
There is no such thing as a "Liver Count"...... Your Doc is not being very specific..... A liver panel (blood Test) measures things like -
SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase), also called AST (aspartate aminotransferase)
SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase), also called ALT (alanine aminotransferase)
LDH (lactate dehydrogenase)
ALP or AP (alkaline phosphatase, or "alk phos").
and some other things - So you had better get a copy of your test ASAP......