What is an SGPT / Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) test?
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, ALT can be released into your blood.
The rise in the SGPT (ALT) is the first sign of the symptoms like jaundice, dark urine, and vomiting appear. The abnormal levels of ALT can be an indicator of liver damage and can be because of hepatitis, cirrhosis, and death of liver tissue. The lower levels of ALT indicates the healthy liver but very low levels of ALT may also pose a health risk. Lifestyle changes, as a healthy diet and regular exercises can help to lower ALT levels.
When is a SGPT Test recommended?
SGPT is an enzyme found in heart cells, kidneys, muscles, and the liver. An SGPT test is needed regularly to keep the liver in a healthy state. We know the following with an SGPT Blood Test: If there’s any disease or damage to the liver, Current status of liver’s functioning, The current level of SGPT, Identify diseases like a hepatic failure, liver disorder, hepatitis, and jaundice.
What does it measure?
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 is in less quantity, can be found in the muscles and the heart. Its function is to convert the alanine (amino acids found in proteins) to pyruvate (intermediate in cellular energy production).
Gradually, these levels of alanine transaminase in the blood remain low in the healthy individuals. However, if there is any damage to the liver, alanine transaminase is released into the blood stream. This process helps in the early detection of any damage to the liver.
The functions of the liver is to process the nutrients of the body is required. It also produces bile juice which, helps in digesting fats along with that produce of other important proteins such as blood clotting factors and albumin. The liver breaks into the potentially toxic substances into harmless products which can be used or eliminated by the body.
This sequence is done with another liver enzyme, called aspartate aminotransferase (AST) as a part of the liver panel. In case of the liver damage, there is a sudden increase in the levels of both enzymes. However, alanine transaminase is more specific test for the liver. In some cases, only one of them may be increased. The AST/ALT ratio can be derived to differentiate between various causes and severity of liver damage. This can also helps to distinguish whether the injury is from damaged to the liver or heart or muscles.
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 SGPT test in Noida?
Answer. The cost of the SGPT test in Noida is Rs. 120.
How often should I get tested for the SGPT Test?
An SGPT test is needed regularly to keep the liver in a healthy state. We know the following with an SGPT Blood Test: If there's any disease or damage to the liver. Current status of liver's functioning. Depending on the doctor's assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values for an SGPT Test?
Normal Range: 7 - 56 U/L
What is the type of sample required?
We require blood for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
The test can be taken at any time in the Morning / Evening / Night.
Is Fasting required for the SGPT Test?
Fasting is not required, it can be taken anytime.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the SGPT Test?
There are no Specific precautions for this test. Depending on the doctor.
How can I book an SGPT Test in Noida?
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