Sale! Liver Function Test – 2 Strip Pack 5.00 out of 5 (4 customer reviews) £4.99 £3.99 How to Take The Test Simply pee into a pot and dip the test strip into the urine and read the results after 30-60 seconds. Each test strip will test for Bilirubin and Urobilinogen. Reading The Results is Easy The test results are easily read by comparing the colour of the test result against the colours shown on the accompanying colour chart. The higher the level of Bilirubin and or Urobilinogen the darker the test result will become. The test comes with full instructions in the pack and advice on what to do next if any action is required. Liver Function Test - 2 Strip Pack quantity — OR — Add to basket SKU: HEA081 / A2B Categories: Home Health Tests, Liver Description Reviews (4) This test is suitable for you to do at home and can indicate liver disease. This test is simple to use and takes only 60 seconds. Liver disease refers to any disease or disorder that causes the liver to stop functioning as it should, examples of liver disease are cirrhosis and hepatitis. This liver test detects abnormal levels of bilirubin and urobilinogen in urine, raised levels can indicate liver disease. It is recommended that you take this test if you are feeling generally unwell or are experiencing any of the following: Nausea Fatigue Lack of appetite Yellowing of the skin and eyes What is the liver? The liver is the largest glandular organ in the body, it is situated in the upper abdomen and is protected from injury by the rib cage. The liver has many important functions some of which include: The production of bile. Helps the body to digest fats. Stores vitamins, iron and other essential nutrients until the body needs them. Converts the food you eat into energy needed for daily life. Aids in the removal of toxic substances (e.g. drugs and alcohol) from the bloodstream. Makes blood proteins What can go wrong with the liver? The liver can repair itself quite easily and can usually function with only a small portion of it working. There is very little evidence of an ageing problem and in the absence of disease the liver functions fully right into old age. There are hundreds of liver disorders but some are quite rare. The most common ones are: Alcoholic Liver Disease Cirrhosis Gallstones How do I know if there is anything wrong with my liver? Most liver disease is symptom less and when there are symptoms they are often vague. However, as the disease progresses you may feel generally unwell as well as experiencing any of the following: Loss of appetite. Weight Loss Jaundice (Yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes) Abdominal swelling Pain in the right upper abdomen accompanied by pain in the back Why do I need this test? Because of its location and many functions, the liver is prone to many diseases such as hepatitis A, B, C, E, alcohol damage, fatty liver and cirrhosis. There are over one hundred types of liver disease and they affect millions of people in the UK. This figure may only be the tip of an iceberg as many cases of liver disease remain undiagnosed. This is because your liver is very resourceful and able to work well enough even when it may be damaged. This means that you may often not ‘present’ with clear symptoms, or show obvious sign of liver disease or illness. This simple home screening test can help to identify the health of your liver by checking for Bilirubin and Urobilinogen levels in your urine. Urobilinogen: is normally present in low concentrations in urine. High levels of Urobilinogen can indicate liver disease or conditions associated with increased breakdown of red blood cells. Bilirubin: is a brownish yellow protein usually excreted in bile. It is produced when the liver breaks down old red blood cells. Bilirubin is not usually found in normal urine. The presence of Bilirubin in urine is an early indicator of liver disease, obstruction of the bile duct or hepatitis. If urine contains Bilirubin it can make the colour of urine quite dark. Pack contents 1 foil containing 2 test strips Comparison Chart Instructions 4 reviews for Liver Function Test – 2 Strip Pack 5.05.00 out of 5Based on 4 reviews5 star100%4 star0%3 star0%2 star0%1 star0%Powered by Customer Reviews pluginShowing 4 of 4 reviews (5 star). See all 4 reviews 5 out of 5 Ali H (store manager) – January 3, 2015 I ordered on Friday evening and received the kit in the post on Monday morning, so I was initially very pleased and impressed with the speedy delivery of these tests. As for the liver tests themeselves I have found them to be very good. The colour comparsion chart that comes in the pack is very easy to understand and the results of the test can be read quickly. So overall, an excellent purchase at a reasonable price! Was this review helpful to you?YesNo 5 out of 5 Luca – September 21, 2020 I ordered this test as I’ve been drinking more and more since lockdown began. I was seriously worried that I’d done my Liver some damage. Luckily, the test came back negative so I’m confident now that I’ve not got anything to worry about. However I am going to take a few weeks off the booze now! Was this review helpful to you?YesNo 5 out of 5 Graeme (verified owner) – December 14, 2020 Was this review helpful to you?YesNo 5 out of 5 Joanne Wilson (verified owner) – December 22, 2020 All arrived promptly. Not tried the test yet but good value. 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