What is Alt?

ALT is alanine transaminase enzyme mostly found in liver tissues.

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what is SGPT? My SGPT(alt) level is 65 u/l which is suppose to be up to 37 fpr male.
Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at Healthcaremagic!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

SGPT stands for serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase. It is also called as alanine transferase...
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My ALT ( GPT ) was <6 on recent blood test. What does this mean! I am a 29 year old female recently diagnosed with mild mitral valve prolapse.
Hello Sarabjot
Thanks for the query.
ALT or SGPT (alanine aminotransferase or serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase)
ALT (SGPT) is primarily found in the liver, making it a more specific test for detecting liver abnormalities.

ALT (SGPT) normal range is 5-35 IU/L.

Your levels of SGPT are perfectly...
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hi, please help. I'm a cancer patient BC stage4 trying to fight liver mets. Bt show stady rise in Alanine Tran. and Alkaline Phosph. ALT-60, APT-170, rising literally every day.Does it mean rapid progress of the illness? Have bone mets too and know APT may be related. Thanks. G.
Hi Welcome to HCM
I have gone thru your query regarding your concern over your multiple sufferings .It is a matter of great concern.
Dear , Now you don't take tention of your illness . Let it be headache of those who are treating you and leave it to God .

I ,as a Homeopath , Naturopath and...
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hello doctor , I had the liver function test and found that my alanine transaminase reading level at 87. At this moment I have being supplied by a doctor with a high blood pressure medications. What is the best way i should do to reduce the ALT.
Hi Zamryz! Welcome to HealthcareMagic,
Your LFT- ALT level should not be read in isolation. What are the levels of bilirubin & other liver enzymes? You are also on anti-hypertension medications few of them may cause elevation of liver enzymes. The best way, which you asked, is not to reduce ALT...
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On 27th February,I ve been detected with hepatitis A and at that time, according to LFT some of the parameters were Total Bilirubin : 2.7 Direct Bilirubin:2.7 SGPT( ALT ) serum : 1120 SGOT (AST) serum : 190 Alkaline phosphet serum : 220 Globulin : 2.6 SGGT : 170 on 16th March the report was Total Bilirubin : 1 Direct Bilirubin:0.4 SGPT(ALT) serum: 200 SGOT (AST) serum : 92 Alkaline phosphet serum 213: Globulin :2.7 SGGT :Not known Now again SGPT increases to 634. I m worried
Dear Friend.
Hi , I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern.
Hepatitis A can cause serious rise in liver enzymes.
We advise admission at this level due to risk of hypoglycemia, bleeding and encephalopathy.
I would advise you to get a PT/INR done and...
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I am 42 yrs. Recently I checked my SGPT ( ALT ) which is 66. I drink alcohol on an average 2-3 times (generally twice) a week. After 5 week staying away from alcohol it is still at same level. I am not sure if it is alcoholic or non alcoholic. Is there any means we can differentiate between alc and non-alc fatty lever problem. Kindly advice if there is any risk and means to control the ALT level. Thanks AP
Hello and welcome to HCM

It is good that you are health conscious and staying away from alcohol.
Levels of SGPT upto 66 IU/L is not alarming.
It may require some more time for the values to come back to normal.
Non-alcoholic liver disease is associated with diabetes mellitus, obesity,...
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Hi, when i took my liver test(ALT) reading is 55 U/L...actually the readinfg should between wat i can i do to reduce the count from 55 to below 40
1. ALT (alanine aminotransferase) which was previously called as SGPT (Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase) is much more specific in hepato cellular disorders than AST and indicate damage or injury to liver.
2. ALT is exclusively found in the cytosol and is found elevated in hepatic necrosis due...
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I recently went back to work, but during my unemployment period I abused alcohol for about 9 months. Also, I have been a binge drinker on the weekends for the last 30 years with periods of total sobriety lasting 2-3 years. Now I am 53 years old and my ALT and AST enzymes are in the low 70,s. I have cut back on my alcohol dramatically. In the past when I lowered my alcohol intake or totally quit for months, the AST and ALT went down to the normal stage. Is it possible to get my ALT and AST levels back in the normal range again?
Hi,Paul Ziglar,
Thanks for query,
It is possible that you may get your AST and ALt levels normal as you quit alcohol.
Now never start again.
Go for ultra sound to rule out any damage in the liver.
ok and bye.
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ALT and AST raising from 95 to 160 to 260 in 3 months I had the flu in late October 2012, and one evening I suddenly fainted and passed out for about 30 seconds at work but regained conscious without help, and my blood pressure and blood sugar levels were normal according to emergency medical staff. Had my first bloody test a few days later, and my ALT/AST levels were 95 and everything else were normal. A new bloody test was done in mid December 2012 - everything was normal but the ALT and AST raised to 160. Tests for Hepatitis A B C were all negative. In early January, I had another bloody sample taken and also had an ultrasound examination of my abdominal area and nothing seemed to be wrong with my liver, gallbladder , kidney etc. The third blood test results showed today that my ALT and AST raised to 260. I still do not have any symptons such as pain or yellowing in the eyes. I am not on any medication (except some Paracetamol when had the cold, with Phenylephrine Hydrichoride for blocked nose - contained in Lemsip). I am 24, 6ft and 70kg. Generally very healthy. The doctor seems to be puzzled and will refer me to a Hematologist . Has anyone else experienced similar problems? What could be the cause of the slow but steady increase of my ALT AST? PLEASE HELP! Many thanks.
Hello there,
Sometimes viral flu can also result in an elevation of the AST & ALT. The hepatitis viral markers were already negative as you have conveyed. I suggest you get the Liver function tests repeated 3-4 weeks after the flu has resolved. if the AST & ALT are still elevated at that point of...
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DEAR DOCTOR I am 43years(Male),height 5 feet 10 inches.Mine is a case of infective Hepatitis.My Liver Function Test (LFT) taken on 8.4.2011 was SGOT{AST) 41,SGPT(ALT) 25,GGTP 35, Bilirubin Total 2.83, Bilirubin Direct 0.99, Bilirubin Indirect 1.84. As per the advice of Doctor I took LICERIN Capsule for One month and thereafter my second LFT done on 10.5.2011 gave the following result----- SGOT(AST) 58 SGPT(ALT) 72 GGTP 63 Bilirubin Total 2.26 Bilirubin Direct 0.70 Bilirubin Indirect 1.56 After my above report I was advised to take UDILIV 300 TWICE DAILY.Thereafter my third LFT done after 20 days on 3.6.2011 gave the following result: SGOT(AST)38 SGPT(ALT) 49( Serum Bilirubin 1.91 Conjugated Bilirubin 0.61 Unconjugated 1.30 gamma gt 47 Kindly advice why hepatitis is not gong away even after 2 months.Whether UDILIV 300 SHOULD CONTNUE.. Hepatitis B & C has been ruled out i.e negative as per test report. (ASHOK PRASAD)
sometimes hepatitis takes long time to fully recover.In your case s.bilirubin is coming down gradually that means you are improving but at a slower pace.You can take udiliv tablet.
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