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SEAJCRR. 2012; 1(3): 51-56


Unexpected Elevated Levels of Serum Transaminases - A Rare Laboratory Finding

Kalpana Singh, Anand R, Bhawna Singh, Jitendra Rao, Abbas Ali Mahdi.

Abstract
Estimation of serum transaminase levels are one of the commonest investigation performed in clinical laboratories. Liver enzymes alteration accompanying in patients with liver disease shows unexpected finding in the form of marked elevation and sudden fall. The pattern of enzyme abnormality, interpreted in the context of the patient’s characteristics, can aid in directing the subsequent diagnostic work-up. This case report present a 300 fold rise in transaminases in a 53 year old patient admitted in emergency ward. Such serious elevations have been rarely reported in literature.

Key words: Serum transaminase, Liver enzymes, Liver disease, Liver function test



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