Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease NAFLD Risk Blood Test
Test Code: 005009, 001032, 102525, 322755, 006510, 140659, 303756
Specimen Type: Blood
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease NAFLD Risk Blood Test (Labcorp)
The NAFLD testing panel includes a collection of blood tests that can help assess a person's risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refers to a range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little to no alcohol. The main characteristic of NAFLD is an excess of fat stored in the liver cells. NAFLD is the most common cause of liver disease in the United States, affecting about 25% of the population.
The NAFLD Risk Panel includes:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Glucose (blood sugar)
- Hemoglobin A1C
- Hepatic (Liver) Function Panel
- Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
- Hepatitis C Antibody
- Lipid Panel (cholesterol)
In its early stages, NAFLD does not usually cause any serious health problems. However, if left undiagnosed and allowed to progress, it can lead to complications such as cirrhosis, diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. Identifying NAFLD and treating it early with lifestyle changes and/or medication can prevent long-term health issues. Most early cases of NAFLD do not cause any noticeable symptoms. Some people may experience, fatigue, muscle weakness, unexplained weight loss, or a dull ache on their right side above their stomach.
The testing in this panel is typically ordered when someone has one or more risk factors for NAFLD, especially if they have been experiencing any of the above symptoms, or have had irregular results on other liver-related tests. It is important to note that these tests cannot diagnose NAFLD. They can help to identify or rule out conditions that are related to NAFLD and raise awareness of issues that may require additional testing.
Risk factors for NAFLD include:
- Being overweight or obese
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Having type 2 diabetes
- Being over 50 years of age
Turnaround for these tests is typically 1-3 business days.
Where can I find a NAFLD test near me?
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Fasting is required for 10 - 12 hours prior to going in for blood collection.
It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.
This package includes:
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Acute exposure
Hepatitis C Antibody Remote exposure
CBC with Differential Complete Blood Count, CBC with Diff and Platelet, Hemogram
Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test, Lipid Test, FLP
Hepatic Function Liver Function, Liver Enzyme, LFT
Glucose Blood Sugar, Fasting Blood Sugar
Hemoglobin A1C with eAG A1C