Should he see a hepatologist or a gastroenterologist for potential liver disease?

My husband (non-drinker) has high ALT liver enzymes, suggestive of liver damage. So far, all of the bloodwork has been inconclusive- very low cholesterol, normal CBC, slightly high albumin levels (cirrhosis usually causes low albumin), negative for viral hepatitis, diabetes and hemachromatosis. He has not had an... show more My husband (non-drinker) has high ALT liver enzymes, suggestive of liver damage. So far, all of the bloodwork has been inconclusive- very low cholesterol, normal CBC, slightly high albumin levels (cirrhosis usually causes low albumin), negative for viral hepatitis, diabetes and hemachromatosis. He has not had an ultrasound yet but the internist we saw suggested it could be something called NASH (fatty liver disease, for which he does not fit the stereotype). She referred us to a gastroenterologist for an ultrasound but I was wondering if we would not be better off seeing a liver specialist (hepatologist)?
Update: abijjan- thank you for your response. do you happen to know if a gastroenterologist would be qualified to make a diagnosis if it is in fact liver damage? We are having to be a bit careful with seeing a whole lot of specialists, as we are on a high deductable health insurance plan. We would like to "cut to the... show more abijjan- thank you for your response. do you happen to know if a gastroenterologist would be qualified to make a diagnosis if it is in fact liver damage? We are having to be a bit careful with seeing a whole lot of specialists, as we are on a high deductable health insurance plan. We would like to "cut to the chase" so to speak, and see the most qualified person from the start.
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