No one blood testing is 100% accurate...it takes more and a comparison to determine that they are a true result. There are many things that can affect these blood testing, also. If you recently had an injection into a muscle, if you exercised before the testing was done and other things.
If you call the doctor office and explain that she was to call you back, they will inform her and you should get a definite explanation. You are just as important as any other patient and you have a right to know.
They usually do more than one blood testing to check the liver:
1) The liver enzymes which will show the doctor if there is possible liver cell damage (these are known as the ALT, AST, GGT, and Alkaline Phosphatase
2) The liver function blood tests which give the doctor an idea of how well the cells of the liver are able to do the 500 plus functions the liver does to keep the body well (these are known as the Bilirubin, INR, Albumin, Pt, Ptt)
3) The also do blood viral tests to see if a virus has entered the body and using the liver cells to replicate itself....such as Hepatitis A,B,C,Etc.
It takes all these blood tests to give a determination of if there is a possibility
of a liver problem.
There are many different things that can cause damage to the liver cells; see
if any of these may apply to you:
Alcohol consumption, medications toxification, chemical exposure,
viral infections, parasite infections, hereditary conditions where the body
holds onto too much iron or copper or enzyme deficiency, fatty liver disease, auto immune disease, biliary obstruction/malformation/infections, cancer/tumors/growths/cysts, metabolic disorders, and there are others.
What happens when the liver cells become damaged, is that the immune system
of the body will respond to this and cause inflammation to develop inside the
liver...this can cause the liver to enlarge in size, even though it is surrounded by a membrance capsule.
If the cause can be found and stopped and the inflammation is treated, the liver cells damage may be reversed and they will heal. This is very important, as if it continues on, the cells could die off and become a progressive disease known as Cirrhosis of the liver.
There are many different types of anemia. It depends on which one, how they
will treat you. I would not take any additional iron, unless they inform you that
you are low it in. Some people can have a hereditary condition where
the body holds onto iron and adding more would cause more damage.
I hope this is of some help to you. Try to get in touch with the doctor.
If this is a problem with the liver cells being damaged, they may order
an ultrasound or Ct scan to look at the liver and see if it is enlarged.
If you are diagnosed with a liver problem...the best doctor to be with
is either a hepatologist or gastroenterologist. The best test to see how
far advanced it is, is a liver biopsy since they look directly at a sample
of the liver tissue and not just films (pictures) of it.
Best wishes to you...hope your next blood testing show a return to a
normal reference range for the test being done. Take Care.
caregiver to a liver transplant patient