Alanine Transaminase (ALT/SGPT) - Serum

Alanine Transaminase (ALT/SGPT) - Serum


Alanine Transaminase is an enzyme found in liver. Injury to the liver results in increased release of ALT into the blood

This Test Includes


Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Alanine Transaminase (ALT/SGPT) - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

This test is useful for
Screening: It is highly recommended to check for liver diseases if you have any of the following risk factors
If you are taking alcohol since a long time
If you have a history of exposure to hepatitis virus
If you have a family history of liver disease
If you are taking medicines which may affect your liver
Diagnosing: This test is useful to diagnose liver diseases when you have any of the following symptoms:
Loss of appetite
Jaundice (yellowish discoloration of eyes, skin and urine),
Abdominal pain
Monitoring: In people already suffering with any liver disease, this test helps to check the effectiveness of treatment. 

What is this test

Alanine Transaminase (ALT/SGPT) test measures the level of the liver enzyme Alanine Transaminase in blood. This is routinely advised as a part of Comprehensive Liver Function Test.