Liver Function Tests

What does the liver do? The liver is in the upper right part of the abdomen. The functions of the liver include: storing glycogen (fuel for the body) which is made from sugars; helping to process fats and proteins from digested food; making proteins that are essential for blood to clot (clotting factors); processing many [...]

Hypothyroidism

Thyroid Function Tests   Thyroid function tests are blood tests which help to check the function of the thyroid gland. They are mainly used to detect hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).   What is a thyroid function test?   Thyroid function tests are blood tests that check the levels of the hormones (chemicals) [...]