MYER TEITELBAUM, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ARTHUR C. CURTIS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; S. MILTON GOLDHAMER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The present dissatisfaction with liver function tests is largely dependent upon a tendency to rely solely upon the result of one particular liver function test, disregarding such factors as the multiple functions of the liver, its regenerative ability or the type of injury. It is obvious that in an organ with multiple functions, such as the liver, the result of a single test may be negative in the face of damage so extensive that it can be ascertained without any laboratory procedures. Such a negative result means only that the test chosen measured a function not as yet altered in
TEITELBAUM M, CURTIS AC, GOLDHAMER SM. THE COMPARATIVE VALUE OF SEVERAL LIVER FUNCTION TESTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:653–666. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-5-653
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(5):653-666.
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