Additional Suffixes and Digestive System Terminology

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Additional Suffixes and Digestive System Terminology

alanine transaminase

ALT and SGPT are abbreviations for "___ ___".

aspartate transaminase

AST and SGOT are abbreviations for "___ ___".

alkaline phosphatase

Alk phos is the abbreviation for "___ ___".

ALT

High ___ is indicative of acute damage to liver cells.

AST

High serum levels of ___ are indicative of damage to liver cells and to muscle tissue.

alkaline

An increased level of ___ phosphatase is found in liver disease, cancers, and other abnormal conditions.

serum bilirubin

___ ___ tests for high levels of bilirubin in the blood, which are associated with jaundice. It is also known as icterus index.

icterus index

___ ___ tests for high levels of bilirubin in the blood, which are associated with jaundice. It is also known as serum bilirubin.

direct bilirubin

A ___ ___ test measures conjugated bilirubin. High levels indicate liver disease or obstruction of the biliary tract.

indirect bilirubin

An ___ ___ test measures unconjugated bilirubin. High levels are found with hepatic disease and with excessive hemolysis.

stool culture

___ ___ is an analysis of feces by placing them in a growth medium to test for microorganisms that are abnormally present or are present in large numbers.

stool guaiac

___ ___ is a test to determine the presence of blood in the feces and an important screening test for colon cancer. It is also known as a Hemoccult test.

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Hemoccult test

___ ___ is a test to determine the presence of blood in the feces and an important screening test for colon cancer. It is also known as a stool guaiac.

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