Synonyms/Also Known as
Drugs of Abuse panel, PT, LFT, AST, ALT
Why get tested?
To detect an overdose, to determine liver damage and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment with an antidote.
When to get tested?
When there are signs and symptoms of paracetamol toxicity (like nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain).
About The Test
How is it used
1) Is acetaminophen dangerous?
Acetaminophen is the safe and effective drug if used at recommended dose and interval.
2) How is acetaminophen overdose treated?
An antidote (N-acetylcysteine or NAC) is most effective if given within 8-12 hours following ingestion and symptomatic treatment. In few cases activated charcoal and gastric lavage may be needed. Severe cases of liver failure may require a liver transplant.