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Table 4 Comparison of ALT and AST results in HBV or HCV cases versus non-hepatitis cases

From: Should patients with abnormal liver function tests in primary care be tested for chronic viral hepatitis: cost minimisation analysis based on a comprehensively tested cohort

  Upper limit HBV or HCV Non-hepatitis
Analyte   N Mean Median N Mean Median
ALT 41 8 98.0 89.5 426 65.4 56.0
AST 43 6 94.5 69.5 254 64.5 53.5
  1. Only cases where analyte is abnormal are included in this table.
  2. ALT: Alanine aminotransferase;
  3. AST: Aspartate aminotransferase;
  4. HBV: Hepatitis B;
  5. HCV: Hepatitis C.