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Purpose of the test:
Helps diagnose recent severe heart problem
Helps detect and differentiate between varying forms of liver disease

Do not engage in strenuous exercise before the test
Don't eat any food or drink any liquid for at lease 12 hours before the test

Normal values:
Test values are more meaningful when correlated with test results for creatine phosphokinase and lactic dehydrogenase. Values fluctuate and Salicylates

Other factors that may affect test results:
Eating lead
Exposure to carbon tetrachloride
Failure to fast overnight
If tourniquet is applied on the arm too long (over 1 minute), it may cause an inaccurate test result. Request another sample to be collected to ensure accuracy.

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