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Yes, it certainly does. It informs the doctor of liver functions, enzymes as well as other things not related to the liver such as RBC, WBC, etc.
Some but not that much you need a liver profile to check the liver. That is also a blood test.
Yes, but a liver panel is generally used for more specific information about the liver.
The liver panel test involves several tests that check how well your liver is working. These tests are called liver function tests. They are blood tests.
Several different enzymes (proteins) made by the liver are measured in the blood:
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").
In addition to liver enzymes, bilirubin is also measured. Bilirubin is a chemical released into the blood when red blood cells break down. The liver uses bilirubin to make bile.
A complete blood count (CBC) is a common blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia. The test measures:
Hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells
Hematocrit, the proportion of red blood cells to plasma in the blood
White blood cells, which fight infection
Platelets, which help with blood clotting
CBC is a blood count for white blood cells, hematocrit, and hemoglobin as well as a differential. A Chem 20 or KDA 20 or a liver function test can tell you about a liver. CBC's can only really tell if you have an infection, if its viral or bacterial by the differential shift, and how anemic you might be
Much confusion apparent in the answers above...
A CBC (complete blood count) is a specific blood test that tells about the different cells in the blood - red cells, white cells and platelets. It is not very useful for liver problems.
The tests for liver problems come under "Chemistry" - this is where the liver enzymes in the blood are assessed and liver problems can be detected.
Chemistry is a separate test from CBC. It is ordered separately, it is drawn in a different tube, it is run in a different machine.
Bottom line: in general, NO, a CBC does not tell much about the liver.
NO, You need different tests to determine any liver or kidney problems. You need to go on line and find out exactly what a cbc is for. To determine if there is infection present in the body. To see if your H&H levels are normal. This is a very common and routine blood test.
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