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Liver Function Blood Test

Original price £35.00 - Original price £35.00
Original price
£35.00
£35.00 - £35.00
Current price £35.00

Measure the range of liver enzymes, proteins, and bilirubin to give you a comprehensive view of how well your liver is functioning.

  • Biomarkers: 8
  • Turnaround: 1-2 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK.
  • Includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample in about 15 minutes.
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

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About the test

Unlock a deeper understanding of your liver health with One Day Test liver function blood test. Our test measures a range of liver enzymes, proteins, and bilirubin to give you a comprehensive view of how well your liver is functioning.

Catching early signs of liver damage is crucial in reversing liver disease. Our CQC-regulated laboratory ensures rapid, accurate results for 8 biomarkers, including albumin, bilirubin, ALT, and more.

With same-day or next-day results and a free online Health Dashboard tool to track your results over time, you are in control. Order your liver function blood test home kit today and gain the early insight you need to make informed decisions about your liver health.

What is a liver function blood test?

The liver blood test is one of the most commonly performed tests by doctors and will let you know how well your liver is working.

The liver is a very active organ. It is involved in digestion, the removal of waste products, and the processing of medications and toxins, as well as being part of the immune system and hormonal system. It is a very resilient organ and will continue to function even if quite significantly damaged. Because of this, symptoms of liver disease often do not appear until the disease is well advanced.

The liver can be damaged by lots of different things including alcohol, illness, drugs and medication but possibly the most common threat to our livers is "fatty liver disease" caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.

A blood test for liver function measures:

  • A number of different liver enzymes
  • The levels of protein produced by the liver
  • Levels of bilirubin, which is a waste product produced by the liver

Taken together, these tests give an accurate impression of how well your liver is functioning and will look for early signs of liver damage. Caught early, liver disease can often be reversed.

With your blood test liver function results explained in our results, your GP can use the info to perform a calculation known as the Fib-4 calculation. If you have abnormal liver tests, this calculation will give you more information as to whether the liver has any scarring or permanent damage.

8 Biomarkers

  1. LIVER FUNCTION

    - Albumin
    - Globulin calculation
    - Total protein
    - Bilirubin
    - ALT
    - ALP
    - AST
    - GGT

  2. UPGRADE

    Need more biomarkers? Check out the Advanced Liver Function Blood Test.

  1. TURNAROUND TIME

    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:


    1-2 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

The liver is a very active organ. It is involved in digestion, the removal of waste products, and the processing of medications and toxins, as well as being part of the immune system and hormonal system. It is a very resilient organ and will continue to function even if quite significantly damaged and therefore symptoms of liver disease often do not appear until the disease is quite well advanced. 

The liver can be damaged by lots of different things including alcohol, illness, drugs and medication but possibly the most common threat to our livers is "fatty liver disease" caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. This test measures a number of different liver enzymes, the levels of protein produced by the liver, and bilirubin which is a waste product produced by the liver. Taken together, these tests give an accurate impression of how well your liver is functioning and will look for early signs of liver damage. Caught early, liver disease can often be reversed.

We can use the results of this test to perform a calculation known as the Fib-4 calculation. If you have abnormal liver tests, this calculation will give us more information as to whether the liver has any scarring or permanent damage.

Red flag symptoms for the Liver Function Blood Test

Even if the blood test is normal, you should still see your doctor if you have any of the symptoms below. 

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unexplained abdominal swelling
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Liver Function Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Liver Function Blood Test.

You need to be very well hydrated for this test, two or three glasses an hour before the test.

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Liver Function Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Liver Function Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on hello@onedaytests.com or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

What causes damage to the liver?

The liver can be damaged by many things. It may be damaged by infectious illnesses such as hepatitis or by illness caused by genetic factors or autoimmune conditions. It can also be damaged by alcohol, other toxins, and some medications. For this reason, you need to have your liver function tested regularly when you are on certain medications. 

One very common cause of liver disease is "fatty liver disease" which is when fat builds up in the liver. The cause of excess fat in the liver is usually the same as excess fat elsewhere in the body - an unhealthy lifestyle. 

Is liver damage permanent?

The liver has excellent powers of regeneration and liver disease can often be halted and reversed, particularly in the early stages. The key is removing the cause of the damage which in many cases is alcohol or excess calorie intake. Liver damage can however progress to scarring which is known as cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is irreversible and can eventually lead to death.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • If you are concerned your lifestyle may be damaging to your liver
  • If you have a family history of liver disease
  • If you want to monitor improvement in your liver function following positive changes to your lifestyle

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

Our modern lifestyles of too much food, too much alcohol, and too little exercise can be very harmful to the liver. Fatty liver disease in particular is very common.

This blood test can help you detect early signs of liver damage which will allow you to make the changes that will let the liver recover.

  1. SYMPTOMS AND TAGS

    Abdominal discomfort, Abdominal pain, Abdominal swelling, Chronic fatigue, Dark urine, Easy bruising, Itchy skin, Liver pain, Loss of appetite, Nausea, Pale stool, Poor appetite, Vomiting, Yellow eyes, and Yellowing skin

Why blood tests are important.