Life insurance tests flag liver disease

By Dr Matthew Meerkin, FRCPA, chemical pathologist

Other LFTs are normal, as is her fasting glucose, but she has fasting triglycerides 2.5 (<1.7mmol/L).

She takes no medications and says she never has more than three standard drinks of alcohol a week.

Her BMI is 27 but examination is otherwise unremarkable.

Causes of a predominant elevation of GGT include increased synthesis (drugs, alcohol or diabetes mellitus), cell membrane injury (alcohol, infection or ischaemia) and release