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SGPT (ALT)

SGPT is an enzyme found primarily in the liver. Lesser amounts are found in the heart, skeletal muscle and kidney.

Elevations found in:

  • Any traumatic injury to any of these structures. 
  • Any disease affecting one of these structures.
  • Cirrhosis (Mild increase)
  • Liver metastasis (Mild increase)
  • Obstructed bile duct (Moderate increase)
  • Myocardial Infarction (Variable increase)
  • Hepatitis (Moderate increase)
  • Pancreatitis (Moderate increase)
  • Infectious mononucleosis

Normal Values*

Men 7-17 U/L

Women

0-35 U/L
Pregnancy 0-35 U/L

*These are general values taken from a variety of sources. The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one type of testing protocol to another.

 

Source: Operational Medicine 2001,  Health Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20372-5300