ALT (Alanine Transaminase)

Description: 
Quantitative determination of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity in human serum.
Clinical details: 
ALT is found primarily in the liver and kidney. Activity is also seen in heart, skeletal muscle, pancreas, spleen and lung tissue. ALT is exclusively cytoplasmic.
It is one of the aminotransferase enzymes, which catalyze the interconversion of amino acids and α-ketoacids by transfer of amino groups.
Reference range: 

Male 4 - 59 Female 4 - 45

Synonyms or keywords: 
Alanine aminotransferase, alanine transaminase, (serum) glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT).
Units: 
IU/L
Sample type and Volume required: 
Serum
Turnaround time: 
1 day
Storage and transport: 
Serum
Contacts:
Blood Sciences Department-Guy's And St Thomas' Hospital
Result Query: 020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Contact: 020 7188 9247

Guy's Hospital
Southwark Wing - 4th Floor
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Contact: 020 7188 4781
Automated Chemistry Laboratory at Guy's and St Thomas' Clinical Advisory Service
Monday – Friday, 09:00-17:00 h: 07738897061
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For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015