I found this on THIS PAGE. I want to give a huge THANK YOU to LabTestsOnline.com for explaining all of this... because even my husband's doctors never bothered to explain it!
Cirrhosis is just so overwhelming, I never had time to look all of these definitions before, and all the acronyms on Jake's charts just looked downright confusing... ALT, ALP, AST, TP.... and I kept getting Albumin and Bilirubin mixed up.... and then I had no idea which ones were supposed to be high, and which ones were supposed to be low!!! How to keep them all straight??? I could barely remember my own damn name when Jake was going through all this (there should be some kind of term for when someone is dealing with their spouse's cirrhosis... like how men start showing funny symptoms when their wives are pregnant... women start losing a few brain cells when their husbands become encephalopathic, just due to all the stress and lack of sleep!)
But here is the info I could have used a year and a half ago! Hope this helps some of you. Scroll all the way to the bottom (past the chart) to see all the definitions. This is a great list!!! You can see more info on THIS PAGE.