The nurse is reviewing the lab results of a jaundice patient suspected of having liver disease. The nurse would expect to note:

Note: This is a SATA question, there are more than 2 correct answers

A decrease in albumin
A rise in aspartate transaminase
A rise in bilirubin


•Liver disease causes an elevation in liver enzymes such as alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST), bilirubin.

•Liver disease will cause a reduction in plasma proteins and albumin production.

•An elevation in bilirubin causes jaundice.

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