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The liver is a multifactorial organ which is involved in a number of critical excretory, synthetic and metabolic functions. Although the term 'liver function test' is commonly used, it is imprecise since many of the tests, such as transaminase, do not measure liver function. Therefore, these tests should be referred to as 'liver enzyme tests', and 'liver function tests' should be the term used to measure hepatocyte synthetic functions, such as serum albumin and prothrombin time. Furthermore,doi:10.17795/compreped-17526 fatcat:g4erni6lonagvhbhchx45mrkty