Liver & Pancreas Package

A safe, quick, & superior option – no referral needed!

No Referral Required

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Lab Results in 48-72hrs

Free Results Report With Each Test

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What our EPIC clients have to say

Compliments to your staff and centre. I was so impressed by how the entire process was handled. So polite and comforting and professional.

Dee Munks, Durban Epic Testing Centre Client

The service I’ve experienced was extremely consistent, kind and very well organized. I was approached with a smile as usual at Epicenter whilst the information conveyed was concise and I’m certain to let people know that Epicenter is the Best place to go to should you be wondering. I certainly hope the service level will always be kept of high quality as I’ve experienced. Thank you Epicenter Team. From dealing with you before up until now, your team has become greater via whatsapp and whilst professionally physically engaging at your Test center. Thank you!

Alain, Rondebosch Client
Friendly service, quick and easy. Was in and out in a heartbeat and taking of blood was pain free.
Nayan, Rondebosch Client
Testing was quick and efficient and very professional. I highly recommend this place for any health tests needed.
Joshua, Maritime Solutions

My client would like to thank the entire Cape Town Epicentre team, for the excellent manner in which their employees have been made aware of their status.

Jan, Optimal Solve; Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client

I am so grateful for all that Johann has done for us as a family and still doing. I am eternally grateful, and I stand in awe of his kindness. It brings tears to my eyes to think that someone can be so kind to total strangers. May the Lord bless you and keep you and take you from strength to strength. I took my uncle from a drug house about two months ago. He was slowly disappearing because of malnutrition. He doesn’t have any children or a wife. We all he has, and now you are willing to go the extra mile for him. My words are not enough to thank you. 🙏🏼 Bless you sir

Melton, Cape Town Epic Testing centre client

They are simply the best! Good customer service, cognisant of the need for sensitivity and confidentiality and very friendly. I used to do my tests with another facility but now I’m a repeat client at Epicentre and the best part is that they take walk-ins. I needed to do a lot of tests and screenings two weeks ago, the results were delivered earlier than promised and yesterday, I went back for other tests. Please check them out, you won’t regret it! They are currently doing a Cough Check tor free, I already did mine.

Yolanda, Johannesburg Branch

This is a really great place to get any kind of pathology work done. The staff are very kind and efficient and the discounted prices of the tests are an added bonus. I would highly recommend this centre.

Thule, Johannesburg Branch

My experience getting blood tests at the Epicentre has been excellent as the staff are all very friendly and professionally. The staff are well trained at taking blood painlessly and if they feel they can’t find the vain they will find a more senior staff member to do it. As someone with difficult collapsed veins i never worry about becoming a pin cushion at Epicentre.

Kylie, Johannesburg Branch

The people here are so friendly and helpful. My blood was taken quickly efficiently and painlessly and my results were recieved a day later via email. I give them a five star rating.

Stella, Johannesburg Branch

What Are the Tests in The Liver & Pancreas Package?

If you are at risk for liver and pancreas issues, these tests are crucial to take control of your health.

Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests, add extra tests or take out any test. Choose what suits your needs!

Full package: R474

The Liver & Pancreas Package Explained

Liver Function (LFT) Test

Liver function tests are blood tests used to help diagnose and monitor liver disease or damage. The tests measure the levels of certain enzymes and proteins in your blood.

Albumin Test

An albumin blood test gives important information on your liver and kidney function. Albumin is a protein that is found in your blood plasma. Low albumin levels might be the result of kidney disease, liver disease, inflammation or infections. High albumin levels can be caused by dehydration or severe diarrhoea.

Alkaline Phosphatase (Alk Phos) Test

The alkaline phosphatase (ALP) test measures how much alkaline phosphatase you have in your blood. You may need this test if you’re at risk for a condition that affects your liver.

Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Test

An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test measures the amount of this enzyme in the blood. Proteins called enzymes help the liver break down other proteins, so your body can absorb them more easily. It plays a crucial role in metabolism, the process that turns food into energy. ALT is normally found inside liver cells. However, when your liver is damaged or inflamed, ALT can be released into your bloodstream. This causes serum ALT levels to rise. Many times an increase in ALT is the first sign of a problem and is elevated before other symptoms start to appear.

Amylase

An amylase test is a way to measure the amount of amylase in your blood. The pancreas and salivary glands in your mouth make amylase. Amylase is an enzyme, a type of protein, that helps your body break down carbohydrates. There’s normally a small amount of amylase in your blood and urine. But levels that are too high can indicate a health problem.

Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) Test

This test looks for an enzyme that is found mostly in the liver, in addition to our muscles and other organs in our body. When the cells that host AST are damaged, they let AST seep into our blood. So, an AST blood test measures the level of AST in your blood. That is why this test is commonly used to help diagnose liver damage or disease.

Bilirubin (Total) Test

This is a blood test that measures the direct and indirect form of bilirubin in the blood. This test is used to find out how well your liver is working. It is often part of a panel of tests that measure liver function. A small amount of bilirubin in your blood is normal, but a high level may be a sign of liver disease.

Gamma-Glutamyl Transpeptidase (Gamma GT/ GGT)

The GGT test measures the amount of this enzyme in your blood. Enzymes are molecules that are necessary for chemical reactions in your body. GGT helps to move other molecules around the body. It plays a significant role in helping the liver metabolize drugs and other toxins.

Lipase

Lipase is a type of protein made by your pancreas. Lipase helps your body digest fats. It’s normal to have a small amount of lipase in your blood. But, a high level of lipase can mean you have pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, or another type of pancreas disease. Blood tests are the most common way of measuring lipase.

Total Protein Test

The total protein test measures the total amount albumin and globulin in your body. It’s used as part of your routine health checkup. It may also be used if you have unexpected weight loss, fatigue, or the symptoms of a kidney or liver disease.

Additional Tests On Request

Bilirubin (Direct) Test

Direct bilirubin (also called conjugated) is formed in the liver when sugars are attached (conjugated) to bilirubin. It enters the bile and passes from the liver to the small intestines and is eventually eliminated in the stool. Normally, no conjugated bilirubin is present in the blood. You may need this test if your liver doesn’t seem to be working the way it should. Or to check for possible liver damage if you drink a lot of alcohol on a regular basis. For example, drinking too much alcohol can damage the liver over time.

R72

Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) Test

ADH is a hormone that is produced in a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. It is then stored and released from the pituitary, a small gland at the base of the brain. ADH acts on the kidneys to control the amount of water excreted in the urine. ADH blood test is ordered when your provider suspects you have a disorder that affects your ADH level. Certain diseases affect the normal release of ADH. The blood level of ADH must be tested to determine the cause of the disease. ADH may be measured as part of a water restriction test to find the cause of a disease.

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The Liver and Pancreas Profile Procedure

Coming in for this package is easy. You can book a test on our site or just come through to one of our Drive-Thru testing centres. One of our nurses will take a little blood from you and use it to test for the health targets identified in this package.

Who Should Get the Liver and Pancreas Package?

Getting the Liver and Pancreas is Helpful if:

You are looking to get a test done for an upcoming Dr appointment

You have experienced loss of appetite, chronic constipation, and feel it might be liver or pancreas related

You have been asked by your doctor to do these tests

You have a personal or family history of liver disease, pancreatic cancer or hepatitis

When Should You Get the Liver and Pancreas Package?

This package is crucial for those suffering from Liver and Pancreas relevant symptoms or have been recommended by a doctor to do these tests, or who are over 40 and would like to do an annual check-up. Regardless of age, a checkup should be done every few years or as often as recommended by your doctor to assist with diagnosis & treatment.

What Time Should I Come For My Test?

We would recommend coming in the morning, as the test requires at least 4hrs of fasting. We would also recommend abstaining from drinking alcohol & some medications, including aspirin (Bufferin) and ibuprofen (Motrin IB) at least 12hrs before this test.

How Can the Liver and Pancreas Package Help You?

You need knowledge to take control over your health. This package will help you get that.

This package is all round series of tests which is particularly useful for those at risk for Liver and Pancreas checkup and other conditions which cause infection or dysfunction. So, it will help you check on your overarching health and give you more information on which areas of your body you may need to focus on more.

Can I Get Extra Tests With This Package?

Yes! Our tests are fully customisable.

You can build your own custom packages, choose which tests you would like by ticking on the menu provided to you during your test. You can eliminate tests that you don’t need or add on extra tests if you require them.

Want a single test? You can monitor a specific aspect of your health with ease at our Walk-In Lab.

Book with Epicentre

For 20 years Epicentre has been fighting South African’s infectious diseases, and now we’re taking on COVID-19! We are a company founded on a vision, ending disease in South Africa! So we believe in making an IMPACT.

We are an independent organization that is committed to creating a positive impact on health & wellness for all in South Africa. We want to close the gap between unscreened, undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections as well as other chronic diseases for all South Africans.

By booking your tests with Epicentre, you are supporting a real local company that has worked for 20 years in all 9 provinces, from Pollsmoor prison to Constantia; & you’re getting a gold standard service that experts trust!

Epicentre Special Deals

We offer free and heavily discounted tests as they are subsidized by research organizations that are looking to use this anonymous information to investigate various research questions, like can people test themselves for COVID?

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