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Additional Suffixes and Digestive System Terminology

Additional Suffixes and Digestive System Terminology
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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.