Serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), ALT.
To assess liver function related to liver disease and/or damage.
Serum (1 mL) collected in a red- or tiger-top tube. Plasma (1 mL) collected in a green-top (heparin) tube is also acceptable.
|Age||Conventional & SI Units|
|Newborn–12 mo||13–45 units/L|
|13 mo–60 yr|
| Male||10–40 units/L|
| Female||7–35 units/L|
| Male||13–40 units/L|
| Female||10–28 units/L|
|Greater than 90 yr|
| Male||6–38 units/L|
| Female||5–24 units/L|
|Values may be slightly elevated in older adults due to the effects of medications and the presence of multiple chronic or acute diseases with or without muted symptoms.|
Alanine Aminotransferase has been found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
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