VIRAL vs. ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS (how we get the lab values)

by / Saturday, 29 October 2011 / Published in Biochemistry, Pathology, Physiology, Videos

If you don’t know why or where we get the 1:1 AST:ALT for viral vs. 2:1 AST:ALT lab values for alcoholic hepatitis, then this video is going to open your eyes to some cool biochemistry.  I’ve found most of my students were never taught where this information comes from, and whether that is the fault of their professors or the fault of the review books out there today it doesn’t matter… Now I’m going to clarify it for you so you’ll always know where this information comes from and you’ll be a step-above the majority of the other students/residents that you’ll be working next to in the next few years of your medical careers.


I hope that opened your eyes! For me, when I learned this information it intrigued me as to how all of the other lab values were derived, so that I could actually understand where all of these labs we do actually come from. If you look around here, you’ll find that I answer many of the questions you are seeking answers to!

Dr. Paul

6 Responses to “VIRAL vs. ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS (how we get the lab values)”

  1. abbas majid yousif says : Reply

    plausible ,and very informative piece of knowledge,very well done.
    THANK YOU!!!

  2. Wow! Haven’t even thought about that ever. Hats off Doc!

  3. BY says : Reply


  4. sumaira chales says : Reply

    hats off to u!

  5. Radhika says : Reply

    Thank u sir, it was indeed very helpful..:)

  6. Denise says : Reply

    Didn’t know about the GGT. Thanks for sharing!!!

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