The liver is a vital organ within the digestive system that performs multiple crucial functions that support overall health. These functions include filtering toxins from the body, producing proteins, and generating enzymes for digestion. There is no long-term replacement for a non-functioning liver, which makes early detection of liver-related blood abnormalities particularly important as liver damage can be difficult to fully recover from. It's recommended for all adults to undergo yearly blood testing of the liver, and more frequent testing for those who are at high risk of liver dysfunction, such as individuals with metabolic disorder, Reye's syndrome, hepatitis B, or tuberculosis. Ordering a liver function blood test is a quick, convenient, and cost-effective way to monitor liver health.
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