ALT Test

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Also known as: Serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT)
Formal name: Alanine aminotransferase
Related tests: AST, ALP, GGT, bilirubin, liver function tests

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for liver disease

When to Get Tested?

If your doctor thinks that you have symptoms of a liver disorder

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

No test preparation is needed, although you should inform your doctor about any drugs you are taking