Q. Hi My 14.5 year dog just had a blood test. What is ALP, ALT and AST? What do these tests measure?

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A. These are liver parameters (enzymes within the liver that we use to measure liver function). Elevated ALT, ALP and AST levels are consistent with 'damage' to the liver cells. It doesn't tell what happened to the liver or what disease is going on. It doesn't tell either if the changes are reversible or not.

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