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