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What does my blood test report indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2015
Question: I recently had bloodwork done and my doctor is concerned about some results. I understand that my Glucose is a little high at 113 and my Cholesterol needs to come down, but there's 2 items on the printed results that I don't understand. He explained it to me, but it didn't register.
What does AST stand for and what does ALT (SGPT) stand for? Both of these were a little high.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Liver enzymes

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

AST is Aspartate transaminase and ALT is Alanine transaminase. Both are liver enzymes used in assessing liver function and pathology. Elevation can be related to medication use that are hepatotoxic, recent mono infection, alcohol intake etc.
Hepatitis profile, bilirubin levels and ultrasound abdomen pelvis should be advised. If there is evidence of fatty liver then Alcohol must be limited immediately. The liver function tests should be repeated in 4 to 6 weeks to see if they return to normal. Please consult a gastroenterologist in this regard.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

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Dr. M.S. Khalil
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Brief Answer: Liver enzymes Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern AST is Aspartate transaminase and ALT is Alanine transaminase. Both are liver enzymes used in assessing liver function and pathology. Elevation can be related to medication use that are hepatotoxic, recent mono infection, alcohol intake etc. Hepatitis profile, bilirubin levels and ultrasound abdomen pelvis should be advised. If there is evidence of fatty liver then Alcohol must be limited immediately. The liver function tests should be repeated in 4 to 6 weeks to see if they return to normal. Please consult a gastroenterologist in this regard. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil