Test Name

Hepatic Function Panel (LFT)

Panel includes

ALT, Albumin, A/G Ratio, ALP, AST, Total Bilirubin, Globulin, Total Protein & Direct Bilirubin

Specimen Type & Acceptability

7 days refrigerated.

General Use

Screening test used to evaluate patient liver function and check for liver disease, injury and to monitor liver medication side effects.

CPT Code(s)


Special Instructions

Let clot for 10-20 minutes. After the sample is fully clotted, centrifuge the sample. Verify complete separation of cells and serum. Protect from light and refrigerate.

Container/Tube Type


2 mL Min. vol. = 500 ul

Suggested Tube Types


Typical Volume

Gold Top Serum Separator Tube (SST)

⋜ 5 mL

Tiger Top Serum Separator Tube (SST)
^For larger volume tests

> 5 mL

Red Top Tube (No additive)

⋜ 5 mL

EDTA Whole Blood

3 mL

3.2 % Sodium Citrate Whole Blood

2.7 mL

Lithium Heparin Plasma Separator Tube

⋜ 5 mL