Liver Function Test (LFT)
What is a Liver Function Test?
A Liver Function Test (LFT) is a blood test that reveals whether your liver is functioning properly or not. The test measures the amount of particular chemicals in your blood in relation to liver function and is sometimes used as a source of evidence to help you get your license back (in support of a Licence Eligibility Order).
Do you need a Liver Function Test?
Despite the fact that Liver Function Tests (LFT) and / or Urinary Drug Screens (UDS) are neither a mandatory nor a legal requirement (unless ordered by the Court), such biological markers are increasingly respected as an independent source of evidence of alcohol and / or other drug use.
Significantly, these diagnostic tools along with other sources of evidence help Magistrates determine on the balance of probabilities the likelihood of a recurring offence.
Consequently, these tests play a major role in the decision making process by Magistrates in granting or refusing an application for a Licence Eligibility Order.
Accordingly, we would recommend in most cases that individuals applying for a Driving Licence Eligibility Order undergo such tests and / or provide further independent evidence deemed by our experienced staff as necessary, relevant or helpful in achieving a positive outcome in such Court applications.
Obtain a Liver Function Test at no extra cost to you.
In order to help you and minimise confusion in Court, we have established a simple and effective referral system for LFT’s.
At no extra cost to you, our resident Biochemist can liaise with a General Practitioner for the purposes of performing, reporting and analysing these tests.
A copy of the LFT test results are submitted to the Court to be used concomitantly and synergistically with a corresponding Licence Eligibility Report.
Want to know more about Liver Function Tests?
Ask us about obtaining a Liver Function Test at no extra cost to you. Please contact us via email enquiry.