Lab Test : Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase

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Alternate:GGT, Gamma GT
Includes:GGT
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:GGT
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 mictotainer (sodium heparin)
Temperature:Transport to laboratory within 30 minutes.
Rejection:N/A
Normal:0-adult 9-38U/L
Uses:Elevation of progression of liver disease and hepatic metastasis, screening for alcoholsim, and as legal evidence in rape. GGT may be more accurate than alkaline phosphatase for hepatic disease because it is unaffected by abnormalitites of skeletal muscles.
Limitations:N/A
Method:Colorimetric biochromatic rate
 

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