Blood count: to determine the absolute number of formed elements in the blood, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. From this, the specialist may conclude that anaemia, blood loss, inflammatory processes, hematopoietic diseases and coagulation disorders, among others, may occur.
Bilirubin: is produced as a yellow breakdown of red blood cells in the spleen, liver and certain lymph nodes. Its levels may increase in cases of increased red blood cell breakdown, liver disease and biliary obstruction. Normal total bilirubin: 5 to 17 μmol/l (3 to 10 mg/l).
GOT (glutamate oxaloacetate aminotransferase): an enzyme involved in the metabolism of amino acids. It is normally present in small amounts in the blood but increases in case of organ damage. A lower GOT value can be found in pregnant women. Its normal value is 18-31 U/l in women and 18-33 U/l in men.
GPT (glutamate pyruvate aminotransferase): an enzyme produced in liver cells that shows the damage that has taken place there. Normally, it is also present in small amounts in the blood, increasing in case of damage. Its normal value is 7-30 U/l in women and 10-55 U/l in men.