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    Default Liver function range

    Hi everyone, great forum this very intersting...have bowsed for a while now need some brains!

    ..quick question. Anyone know what the levels are for the liver function..as after 12 weeks of waiting the consultant Physician has asked for more blood tests..grrr. I dont want to waste time submitting more if the results are still unacceptable to them.

    thanks

    Andy

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    In my tests it is mentioned that normal level for SGPT and SGOT is max 40. There are other factors which I cannot remember now, but can double check if you need.

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    Hi Thanks for looking into it. I have found the ranges, so should anyone else have to go through this make sure that you are inside the ranges before submitting as it would save alot of time:

    Gamma Glutamyl Transferase. The acceptable range is 7 - 54.
    Total Bilirubin. The acceptable range is 3 17.
    Alkaline Phosphatase. The acceptable range is 30 130.
    Alanine Transaminase. The acceptable range is 0 35.


    We will get there one day!

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    hi coopers, any update on your case? just read this thread.. but i dont know why my panel doctor;s range is narrower in terms of ggt.. the range should be 5-32. i got 39...

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    hi...well I have now seen a consultant who too oodles more blood, scanned my inner workings and proclaimed me to a be over weight, but that was all!

    My levels are fine...although still elevated by NZ standards, I have now submitted my consultants letter, 2.5 weeks ago and have not heard anything.
    I am sat here sweating...probably because I am a big fella....waiting to see what they say. I have a job offer so really really need them to ok me...the consultant could see no reason why they shouldnt...but who knows!!
    No idea why your docs range was lower...your level was much lower than mine was!

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    Hi Coopers,

    Just thought id check to see if you have good news yet?

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    Hello Guys,

    My name is steve, I am currently awaiting police chesks before submitting a general work visa application. My medical showed raised liver function tests which judging by earlier comments may prove a problem for my application.
    Can anyone give advice on timescales involved and avenues to pursue.

    Regards

    Steve

    PS got job offer in waikato due to start August

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    Default I am in the same boat as you...

    Hi Andy,

    I am not sure where you are (living), but (here in Seattle) my first set of blood tests showed a 'mildly elevated liver function' as the doctor put it on his end comments. I was getting over a nasty cold just 3 days before my test (bad timing for a test I guess - a 20/20 hindsight thing) so there might have been some residual bad test affects from my cold there. Anyway, my WBC was high as well during that same test.

    I was asked to do ANOTHER test just as you were. *sigh*
    My 2nd test results were much prettier. My numbers were all in the normal range Now comes mind-numbing part of waiting for the medical assessors in NZ to see this and approve my visa ----finally.

    Also, the NZ medical assessors trust US-based MDs and their lab results. The lab results I have here show different ranges of "normal numbers", but the US has some of the best doctors and labs in the world. If your are in the USA and your medical clinic/doctor deems normal ranges are (i.e.) 4-20 and you score a 15 with your test then rest assured you are good to go my friend.

    Let me know how it goes when you take your next blood draw/test! When you do get your next results back and they are good numbers, the best part is sending them away to your NZ visa officer with a smile because you know the NZ medical assessors want to see 'normal' numbers!!!!

    -John

    PS. "You'll never know if you don't try again"... You can do it!




    Quote Originally Posted by coopers View Post
    Hi everyone, great forum this very intersting...have bowsed for a while now need some brains!

    ..quick question. Anyone know what the levels are for the liver function..as after 12 weeks of waiting the consultant Physician has asked for more blood tests..grrr. I dont want to waste time submitting more if the results are still unacceptable to them.

    thanks

    Andy
    Last edited by skibumwa; 27th June 2007 at 01:42 PM. Reason: typo

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    Hello All,
    Managed to talk to my case officer today and this is what she told me " The case is referred to the Medical Assessor because the LFT results were abnormal"

    Can someone tell me what extra tests do they normally ask for once a raise LFT is reported to the Medical Assessors in NZ???????

    I guess skibumwa and armando1973 have passed through the same.......

    Can you guyz help......???? I have a job offer and i am asked to start latest by mid october.

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    Hi, With me there were further blood tests and a liver scan. I cut out all booze and went on a bit of a diet, which really helped. In the end my liver results were still outside the range, but the specialist report stated that all was ok. This did the job and PR arrived soon after. Now in Christchurch.
    I dont think it is anything but an pain in the whatsit, and the NZIS will not do anything without a specialist saying you are ok. I found it all a bit jobsworthish to be honest.

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