Alanine transaminase

What is Alanine transaminase?

It is a transaminase enzyme, It is also called serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) ALT is found in plasma and in various bodily tissues, but is most commonly associated with the liver. It catalyses the two parts of the alanine cycle. elevated levels of ALT (SGPT) often suggest the existence of other medical problems such as viral hepatitis, diabetes, congestive heart failure, liver damage.

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I had gone undergone BIOT Profile under which ALANINE TRANSAMINASE(SGPT) test result has come to 71.30 U/I. What does this means ? as the same is...

doctor1 MD

it is on the higher side. kindly elaborate your details. avoid fatty foods.

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doctor i am kiran srestha 43yrs agefrom nepal I had my - SGPT TEST and chollestrol test done yesterday and i found that sgpt was 54 and chollestrol...

doctor1 MD

Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Mild LVH is from your pressure. Nothing to worry.
You can add Angiotensin Receptor Blockers or Angiotensin...

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Hello Doctor,
My recent test shows me in low range in the ALANINE TRANSAMINASE (SGPT) PHOTOMETRY test.
What does this mean?


doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Single test has not value

Detailed Answer:

While single low ALT test has no clinical significance it suggest to get a thorough...

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