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Alanine Transaminase (ALT)

Also known as: Serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase; SGPT; Alanine transaminase; AST/ALT ratio
Formal name: Alanine aminotransferase
Related tests: AST; ALP; GGT; Bilirubin; Liver panel; Albumin; Total Protein

 

  • Why should I do it?

To screen for liver damage and/or to help diagnose liver disease

 

  • When should I do it?

When your doctor thinks that you have symptoms of a liver disorder

 

  • What Kind of Sample is Needed?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

 

  • Test Preparation Needed?

None