Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
156 Doctors are Online

What does LFT test indicating SGOT-590, SGPT-1085 and GGT-300 mean?

Apr 2014
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 6300 Questions
Hi I am XXXXX. My wife's LFT tests indicate a SGOT of 590, SGPT 1085 and GGT of 300. May I know what this means?
Posted Fri, 29 Nov 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer: She needs further investigation. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX She has increased SGOT(Aspartate Aminotransferase),SGPT(Alanine Aminotransferase) and GGT (Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase).These are the enzymes. SGOT is found in tissue like liver, heart, muscle, kidney etc,so it is not specific to liver.Where as SGPT and GGT are specific to liver and it is increased in liver injury. She needs further investigations like Ultrasound of abdomen,viral markers and CT Scan of abdomen can be done if needed. She needs proper clinical examination and need gastroenterologist opinion. Cause of increased SGOT,SGPT and GGT should be investigated and treatment can be done accordingly. These are mostly associated with alcohol intake.It can be presumed that this is not the reason in her case.You also didn't mentioned anything about this in history. Viral markers is important for her and it should be done. Get well soon. Hope i have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor