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Glossary beginning with L

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White blood cells.

Liver Function Tests

A group of blood tests that can help to show how well a person's liver is working. LFTs include measurements of albumin, various liver enzymes (ALT, AST, GGT and ALP), bilirubin, prothrombin time, cholesterol and total protein. All of these tests can be performed at the same time.

Log Reduction

1 log reduction is a 10-fold (one decimal) or 90% reduction in numbers. A 3-log reduction is equivalent to a 1000-fold decrease.

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