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Abnormal Liver Function Studies: What Do They Mean?

Dr. Kapil Chopra highlights what it means to see abnormal liver blood tests.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe "abnormal liver function tests"
  • Review common etiologies
  • Develop an approach to their evaluation in a prioritized manner

Reading Resources:

  1. Ioannou George et al. Am J Gastroenterol 2006;101:76–82
  2. Collier J et al. Clinical Medicine 2002;2:406-409
  3. McKenney JM et al. Am J Cardiol 2006.
  4. Cohen D et al. Am J Cardiol 2006.


Dr. Chopra has no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 2/3/2014 | Last Modified On: 4/25/2016 | Expires: 4/25/2017



Kapil Brijmohan Chopra, MD

Kapil Brijmohan Chopra, MD Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Comprehensive Liver Program, UPMC Liver Pancreas Institute
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