SGPT, alanine aminotransferase.
ALT is a sensitive test of hepatocyte damage and may be elevated
in asymptomatic individuals with viral hepatitis.
Part of Profile
Liver Function Test, Bone.
Request on ICE
Serum in gold-top vacutainer
No specific collection conditions
Causes for Rejection
Unlabelled or incorrectly labelled sample; not meeting specific
criteria for analysis
ALT: Less than 40 IU/L
In agreement with the Consultant Gastroenterologists, this
laboratory quotes an ALT 'action limit' of 5-65 U/L
A raised ALT is the most common abnormality of LFT's. ALT
levels are particularly affected by obesity (BMI > 30); alcohol
abuse and certain medications may also cause rises in ALT.