• question-icon

    What do low GGT and ALP levels signify?

Posted on Thu, 3 May 2012 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: My GGT level is low as is my ALP. My other liver enzymes are within the range, but on the lower side. What does that mean? Thanks. XXXXXXX
AST 11 U/L (8-30)
ALT 11 U/L (10-36)
GGT 6 U/L (9-35)
ALP 54 U/L (64-153)
Answered by Dr. Poorna Chandra K.S 8 hours later

Thanks for your query.

Low levels of GGT and ALP can occur in hypothyroidism, phosphate or magnesium deficiency. They themselves perse do not cause anything. The underlying cause has to be addressed and they get corrected.


Dr Poorna Chandra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Answered by
Dr. Poorna Chandra K.S


Practicing since :2000

Answered : 339 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Liver dysfunctions

doctor1 MD

My mom is having swelling all over the body especially on her face, legs and ankles..we got her Kidney function test, Liver function test , Lipid...

doctor1 MD

Hello I had abdominoplasty three weeks ago.I had a marcane pain buster after surgery for a few days and never experienced much p ain at all since...

doctor1 MD

I have igg deficiency, asthma , and I have pain between my shoulders in my back. My stool has little white balls in it and I feel short of breath....

doctor1 MD

I have been experiencing indigestion like symptoms and nausea after meals. My doctor recently did some tests. WBC are mildly elevated, RBC is low,...

doctor1 MD

lower sternal to just center of bosom, quick stab of pain approximatly 15 x daily, no injury , no pointers as to why, has been existing and...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am a 23 years old male, working in an MNC. For the last few years(5-6) I am having some physical and psychological problems. 1. Physical...

doctor1 MD

I had i kidney transplant a year ago i have awelling in both calf muscles ist no a dvt or my kidney or my liver could it be my meds?

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

127 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Poorna Chandra K.S
  • Q - Are nausea and constipation side effects of Livalo (pitavastatin) ?

  • Q - What could be the cause of blood in stool and burning with normal CT...

  • Q - Raised liver enzymes, working with toxic chemicals, hepatitis infection

  • Q - How can abdominal varices be treated ?

  • Q - What do low GGT and ALP levels signify?

  • Q - Why do I have dizziness when I have a bowel movement ?

  • Q - Low appetite, eating disorder, weight lose. Suggest.

  • Q - What is the problem if I have a high level of liver enzymes?

  • Q - High level of SGOT, SGPT, Gamma GT, methotrexate for psoriatic...

  • Q - Stiff neck, fever, BP 127/70, pulse 60, stent, bundle block, enlarged...