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Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)/ SGPT Test

SGPT Test Overview

Sterile Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminase (SGPT) is also known as Alanine Amino Transaminase (ALT). It is an enzyme. The major source of ALT is in the liver. ALT increases in response to various diseases in the liver. The SGPTALT serum test is used to measure the levels of ALT in the blood. ALT levels are important in understanding the status of the liver. They can tell whether the liver is functioning properly or if it is affected by a disease or infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

The SGPT (Serum Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminase) ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) serum test is done to assess liver health and function. Elevated levels may indicate liver damage or disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or fatty liver disease. It helps diagnose and monitor liver conditions.

The SGPT (Serum Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminase) ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) serum test measures the level of the enzyme ALT (alanine aminotransferase) in the blood. ALT is primarily found in the liver and is released into the bloodstream when liver cells are damaged or inflamed.

Elevated levels of ALT in the blood can indicate liver damage or disease, making the SGPT ALT serum test a valuable tool for assessing liver health and function.

During the SGPT ALT serum test, a healthcare provider will draw blood from a vein in your arm using a needle. You may feel a slight pinch or sting during the blood draw. The blood sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. Typically, no special preparation is required beforehand, but follow any instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

If SGPT ALT serum test results are present, it means that alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is detected in the blood. Elevated levels may indicate liver damage or disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or fatty liver disease. Further evaluation is needed to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.

If the results are absent, it could mean that ALT is within the normal range, indicating normal liver function. However, absence of ALT in the blood does not necessarily rule out liver disease, as ALT levels can fluctuate and other liver function tests may be needed for a comprehensive assessment.

To prepare for an SGPT ALT serum test, typically no fasting is required. Inform your healthcare provider about medications and avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior. Drink water, rest, and follow any specific instructions provided.

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