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Alternate Names : SGPT, Serum Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminase, Alanine Transaminase

ALT | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

Normally, ALT levels range from 6 to 59 units per liter (U/L). Elevated levels of ALT may indicate one of the following conditions:

  • alcoholic liver disease
  • cancer of the liver
  • cholestasis, or congestion of the bile ducts
  • cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver with loss of function
  • death of liver tissue
  • hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver
  • noncancerous tumor of the liver
  • use of medicines or drugs toxic to the liver

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    ALT: Preparation & Expectations


    Author: David T. Moran, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 05/02/01

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