Where do AST and ALT come from? How is bilirubin metabolized? Get to “know” your liver chemistries with this Quick Tips infographic!
Why, after an episode of prolonged biliary obstruction, or after severe forms of acute liver injury, does the alkaline phosphatase (ALP) rise in a delayed fashion? And why do the ALP and total bilirubin often take a while to normalize? We’ve all heard (or said) this before. Today, let’s get to the bottom of why this happens!