Causes of an elevated AST level include liver cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis, muscle trauma and mononucleosis, reports MedlinePlus. An increased total immunoglobulin E level is associated with allergic reactio... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Primary hyperparathyroidism is the most common cause of high blood calcium levels, while cancer is the second most common cause, states the UCLA Health System. Other possible causes include use of thiazide diuretics and ... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Elevated chloride levels in blood work may be caused by bromide poisoning, diarrhea or certain medications used to treat glaucoma, according to MedlinePlus. High levels of sodium in the blood, kidney problems and diabete... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels
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Causes of elevated aspartate aminotransferase, or AST, levels include a heart attack; liver, kidney or lung damage; medicines; high doses of vitamin A; and mononucleosis, states WebMD. Normal levels for adult women and m... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Elevated liver enzymes can be caused by damage, medications, cirrhosis, liver cancer and various other diseases, reports Mayo Clinic. Other conditions include alcohol, hepatitis, obesity and fatty liver disease. However,... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

AST refers to an enzyme that is usually found in the heart, liver and muscle, states Healthline. The enzyme may also be found in the bloodstream and other tissues. High levels of the enzyme, which may be 10 times the nor... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Reducing ALT or AST level is not possible in most cases, as elevated ALT levels normally indicate liver damage and elevated AST levels indicate tissue damage or damage to an organ such as the brain or heart, states WebMD... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels