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Preparations Before Test

  • There are no extensive protocols for SGPT (ALT) test. Generally, it is recommended that you fast for a few hours before the test. You should also inform your doctor of the medication you are taking, as some can affect the readings.
  • If you intensely exercise, you should inform so to your doctor as well. For other guidelines, you should talk to your healthcare provider.

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What is SGPT (ALT)

The SGPT test or ALT is a measure of alanine transaminase in the blood. If the levels are higher than usual, then it might signal liver disease. However, this test alone does not present conclusive findings for liver disease; your doctor might also prescribe other tests alongside for diagnosis.

Since liver performs vital processes around the body, therefore, any problem therein requires urgent intervention.

What is ALT?

Alanine transaminase, ALT, is an enzyme that is found in the liver. Also known as serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase, SGPT, this enzyme helps in converting food into energy.

ALT is also found in small amounts in other organs as well. Generally, the levels of ALT are low in the blood.

What is the SGPT (ALT) test used for?

SGPT test is used for:

  • Routine checkup: It helps in evaluating if your body is functioning well.
  • Screening: ALT test helps in screening for liver disease. It is especially important in cases where you are at risk for liver disease.
  • Monitor: The test is used for to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment for liver problems.
  • Diagnosing: SGPT test is helpful for diagnosing liver disease.

When should I get a SGPT (ALT) test?

Your doctor might prescribe SGPT or ALT test when they suspect problems with liver, the signs of which include:

  • Changes in urine and stool color
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent itching
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea
  • Swelling around the abdomen, ankles and legs
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

There are other risk factors for liver disease, meriting then use of ALT test. These factors include:

  • Alcohol abuse disorder
  • Certain medicines
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of liver disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Obesity

SGPT (ALT) test procedure

SGPT test is a blood test, so it requires drawing sample using a needle. Generally, vessel from the arm or the hand is used.

SGPT (ALT) normal range

The range for ALT test result varies from one laboratory to another. Generally, ALT levels are considered to be normal when in between 7 to 56 U/L.

What are the risks of a SGPT (ALT) test?

Like all the other blood tests, the risks involved in a ALT test are minor. These include:

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Lightheadedness
  • Pain

How long does it take to get the SGPT (ALT) test results?

The results for ALT test are generally made available within a day or two.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I book SGPT (ALT) test in Pakistan?

You can easily book SGPT (ALT) test in Pakistan through oladoc. Just search for the test you are looking for through the oladoc.com website and follow the instructions to book your test within a few minutes.

What is the price of SGPT (ALT) test in Pakistan?

The price of SGPT (ALT) test in Pakistan is around Rs. 650 - 850. The price can vary depending on the lab you choose. However, on oladoc you can avail discounts on lab tests as well.
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