Lab Test : Alanine Aminotransferase

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Alternate:Serum Glutamic Pyruvate Transaminase; Alanine Transferase; Alanine Amino Transferase; ALT; GPT
Includes:ALT; GPT
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3908
SQ Code:GPT
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.2 ml
Container:3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)
Temperature:Transported to laboratory within 30 minutes.
Rejection:Hemolyzed specimen
Normal:0-65 IU/L
Uses:Liver function test, more specific than SGOT/AST; Screening test for hepatitis; sensitive to falling cardiac output; will rise as cardiac output falls.
Limitations:Hemolysis
Method:Biochromatic rate (NAD/NADH)
 

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