- decreased ALT levels
- increased AST levels
- elevated ammonia levels
- low serum albumin levels
- shortened prothrombin time
The nurse is monitoring the labs of a client admitted with viral hepatitis. Which of the following lab findings would the nurse expect for this client? Select all that apply.
Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 are correct.
With viral hepatitis, lab findings include increased AST and ammonia levels. Serum albumin and ALT levels decrease. Prothrombin time is prolonged in viral hepatitis.