What is an Alanine Aminotransferase (SGPT) test?
The Alanine Transaminase (ALT) test, also known as serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase (SGPT), measures ALT levels in the blood and is normally found inside liver cells. However, when the liver is damaged and inflamed, the ALT enzyme is released into the bloodstream. This process helps in the early detection of any damage to the liver.
When is the Alanine Aminotransferase (SGPT) test recommended?
The increase in ALT (SGPT) is the first sign of a problem before other symptoms like jaundice, dark urine, and vomiting appear.Higher than normal levels of ALT can be an indicator of liver damage and can be caused due to hepatitis, cirrhosis, or death of liver tissue.Lower levels (within the normal range) of ALT indicate a healthy liver, but very low ALT levels may also pose a health risk.
What does it measure?
The Alanine Transaminase test measures the levels of alanine transaminase in the blood. Alanine Transaminase is an enzyme that is found in liver and kidney cells. However, the enzymes are in less quantity and can be found in the muscles and the heart.An SGPT test is needed regularly to keep a check on liver health.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Alanine Aminotransferase (SGPT) test?
The cost of the SGPT or Alanine Aminotransferase test in Mumbai is Rs. 120.
How often should I get tested for the Alanine Aminotransferase (SGPT) test?
Alanine Aminotransferase (SGPT) is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and condition.
What are the normal values of an Alanine Aminotransferase (SGPT) test?
13 - 69 U/L
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
The test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Alanine Aminotransferase (SGPT) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Alanine Aminotransferase (SGPT) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Alanine Aminotransferase (SGPT) test in Mumbai?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book an Alanine Aminotransferase (SGPT) test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
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