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Done liver function test. Is SGPT/ALT level normal?

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Received Liver Function Test: SGPT/ALT: 54 U/L in January.
I am a 61 year old male, caucasian.
Is this normal?
Posted Sun, 26 Aug 2012 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Mihail Iepure 1 hour later
Thanks for writing in.
You have a mild elevation of ALT levels which can be non specific, due to some infection or some other chronic issues. I would like to know the results of the rest of the liver function tests. Also, please answer the following questions:
a. Do you consume alcohol? If yes, how much and how frequently?
b. Have any other tests been done for you? if yes, can you upload the reports?
c. Have you ever received blood, undergone surgery or used drugs?
d. Do you have any other chronic condition that we may be missing here?
Awaiting your reply

Best Regards,

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Follow-up: Done liver function test. Is SGPT/ALT level normal? 22 hours later
Dr. Mihail,
Thank you for the reply.
I was curious of the ALT level, and suspected I was "mildly" elevated when the test was done in January. Unlike all the other values, no explanation of "normal" for ALT was given.
I have since lost weight, started exercising and am certain I've improved.
Thanks again.
Answered by Dr. Mihail Iepure 15 hours later
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