SGPT(ALT) 

Test Details:

SGPT or ALT Test is a part of the liver function test. SGPT or ALT test is done to assess the proper functioning of the liver by measuring the amount of serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase enzyme in the blood.

Test Required for:

Alanine transaminase (ALT) is an enzyme found in the liver and kidney and small amount is also found in the heart and muscles. ALT is checked for diagnosis of liver damage or hepatic cirrhosis etc.

Test Ordered for:

This is part of Liver function test and done to screen for proper functioning of liver.

Test Recommended:

To detect any liver damage. Higher value indicate liver damage , Hepatitis A and B, Liver Cancer, Pancreatitis and Cirrhosis.

  • Preparation : No ServicePreparation needed / as directed by physician
  • Online Report Delivery : Same Day
  • Sample Type : Blood

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What is SGPT OR ALT test?

SGPT or ALT Test is a part of the liver function test. SGPT or ALT test is done to assess the proper functioning of the liver by measuring the amount of serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase enzyme in the blood.

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What is the normal range for SGPT OR ALT test?

The normal range for SGPT or ALT Test lies between 7 to 56 units per litre of serum.

 

 

What do the deviations from the normal range indicate?

Higher values indicate: 

  • Liver damage (NAFLD – Fatty Liver)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Cirrhosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatitis

 

Is there any preparation required for this test?

No special preparation is required.