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Common Tests: Liver Function

Common Tests: Liver Function

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

The largest solid organ in the body, the liver has at least 500 distinct functions. [See 5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Liver] It produces bile to break down fats in the small intestine, stores glucose in the form of glycogen, processes hemoglobin and manufactures proteins and enzymes. There are several liver tests conducted to assess...

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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Spleen

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Spleen

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

Someone next to you in the elevator is coughing, sneezing and hacking away.  Meanwhile, inside your body, your spleen is busily producing the lymphocytes (white blood cells) that create antibodies to attack the viruses and bacteria to which you are being exposed. This organ is between four and five inches long (about the size of a fist) and located on the...

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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Liver

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Liver

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Remember the character “Rocky,”the boxer in those movies.  He was the “comeback kid.”  Now, think about your liver… Did You Know that…? …if 75% of your liver were removed and 25% left, that 25% could regenerate a full size liver in 8 to 15 days?  Your new liver would reorganize itself over the course of a few...

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