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What causes elevated ALT level?

I had a blood test which included a CBC with Differential /platelet. three results came back slghtly high . my RBC was 5.39 hemoglobin 16.00 and Hematocrit 47.6. also included was hepatic Function Panel(7) where my ALT came back 10 points over the normal range. My AST came back normal. Should I be very concerned with these results?
Wed, 4 Mar 2015
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Good morning
I understand your question
Asymptomatic elevation of alt just above normal (ten points up that normal) is commonly due to either drugs you might be taking, hepatitis c or fatty liver and each one of them need to be investigated and treated separately
If you drink alcohol you need to cut down to a lower limit
I would suggest you repeat lft after 4 weeks to check the trend of alt again
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