Launch of Intelligent Liver Function Tests (iLFT)

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A new type of test has been developed for GPs in NHS Tayside to investigate liver function.

Liver function tests (LFTs) are frequently requested blood tests in primary care.  LFTs are commonly abnormal, the causes of which can be complex and are frequently under investigated.  This misses the opportunity to diagnose and treat liver disease at an early stage.

To make this easier iLFT has been developed using existing knowledge and biochemistry laboratory infrastructure.  The iLFT trial showed that all patients can be investigated, increasing diagnosis of liver disease by 44%, giving cost savings to the NHS and reducing primary care work load.

Supporting materials have been developed for GPs and distributed by email.

For more information or if you have any queries please contact Tay-UHB.gastroenterology@nhs.net

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