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How does the hepatic function test help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

The hepatic function test will be a standard component of your blood work up and will test your bilirubin and enzyme levels. If there is a tumor blocking your bile duct, the bilirubin levels in your blood may increase and cause you to become jaundiced. The normal range of bilirubin levels is between .3mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter) and 1.3 mg/dL. Liver enzymes and pancreatic enzymes, such as amylase, may also be elevated as a result of a blocked bile duct.

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