Liver Function Test (LFT)

A liver function test (LFT) is a group of blood tests to diagnose liver and biliary tract diseases.

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These tests include -

  • Prothrombin time (PT/INR)
  • Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)
  • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
  • Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT)
  • Alanine transaminase (ALT) test
  • L-lactate dehydrogenase (LD)
  • Total protein
  • Albumin
  • Bilirubin (direct and indirect)

Other names - Liver panel, liver function panel, liver profile hepatic function panel, LFT


Liver Function Test (LFT) Cost in India


Test Type Blood Test
Preparation Fasting is required (not eat or drink) for 10-12 hours before the LFT test.
Report 24 to 36 hours
LFT test costs in Hyderabad Rs.350 to Rs.1500 approximately.
LFT test costs in Vizag Rs. 350 to Rs.1000 approximately.
LFT test costs in Nashik Rs. 400 to Rs. 1000 approximately
LFT test costs in Aurangabad Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000 approximately
LFT test costs in Nellore Rs. 400 to Rs. 850 approximately
LFT test costs in Chandanagar Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000 approximately
LFT test costs in Srikakulam Rs. 250 to Rs. 850 approximately.
LFT test costs in Sangamner Rs. 250 to Rs. 850 approximately
LFT test costs in Kurnool Rs. 250 to Rs. 800 approximately
LFT test costs in Kakinada Rs. 250 to Rs. 800 approximately

A liver function test (LFT) cost in India at different locations may vary.

Book a liver function test (LFT) at Medicover Hospitals. Call us at   040-68334455

Normal liver function test Values


Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) 8 to 48 U/L
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) 40 to 129 U/L
Albumin 3.5 to 5.0 grams per deciliter (g/dL)
Total protein 6.3 to 7.9 g/dL
Bilirubin 0.1 to 1.2 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)
Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) 8 to 61 U/L
L-lactate dehydrogenase (LD) 122 to 222 U/L
Prothrombin time (PT/INR) 9.4 to 12.5 seconds.
Alanine transaminase (ALT) test 7 to 55 units per liter (U/L)

For any abnormal findings, you must consult a doctor.

Book an appointment with our hepatologist and gastroenterologist at Medicover hospitals.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • To diagnose liver diseases - hepatitis, cirrhosis.
  • To monitor liver disease treatment.
  • To monitor the side effects of certain drugs.
  • To measure the extent of liver damage.
  • Hepatologist
  • Liver specialist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Liver infection - Hepatitis A, B, C
  • Autoimmune liver diseases
  • Genetic liver diseases
  • Cancer
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Fatty liver
  • Certain drugs

Yes, fasting for 10-12 hours is required for LFT.

The symptoms of liver disease are -

  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling in the legs and ankles

No risks are involved in LFT. Rarely, bruising or slight pain at the injection site is observed.

The cost of a liver function test in Hyderabad is Rs.350 to Rs.1500 approximately.

Yes, it is good for liver function.

Yes, its antioxidant properties protect the liver from being damaged.

LFT is done by collecting a blood sample from a vein in the arm and sending it to a laboratory for further testing.


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