Saturday, 8 August 2015

Home liver enzymes tests.

There was some talk on the beginning of cancercompass thread about at home liver enzymes tests. I am wondering if anybody is doing it or not. I am looking around on the web if there is something like that at all. Since people here take so many drugs it might be something we should think about.


  1. Hi Anna. In the states, these tests are normally run often while on Chemo, etc. Our NO does them every 6 wks. I certainly do agree they should be watched due to the amount of pills we take.
    Blessings, Candy
    "Among the most sensitive and widely used liver enzymes are the aminotransferases. They include aspartate aminotransferase (AST or SGOT) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT or SGPT). These enzymes are normally predominantly contained within liver cells and to a lesser degree in the muscle cells. If the liver is injured or damaged, the liver cells spill these enzymes into the blood, raising the AST and ALT enzyme blood levels and signaling liver disease.

    Other blood tests pertaining to the liver are measurements of some of the other enzymes found the liver. In addition to AST and ALT, alkaline phosphatase, 5' nucleotidase, and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) are a few of the other enzymes located in the liver."

  2. I also do the SGOT & SGPTtests monthly, among many others, before starting my 5-day TMZ cycle. So far the liver has been incredible resistant! :)