What Is Dangerous Gamma Gt Levels?


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Ian Marshall answered
It is not possible to answer this question with any degree of accuracy because different laboratories assess test results differently so it makes it difficult to compare specific test results. This is because of the different brands of tests that are used, and how they need to be interpreted. The issue is further confused by the fact that liver function tests (of which Gamma GT is) vary, not only between men and women, but also depending upon the time of the day in which the test was taken, and the age of the person who has the test.

Alkaline phosphatise (ALP) is an enzyme that is found predominantly in the bile ducts of the liver. Increases in this enzyme, along with another enzyme, Gamma GT (GGT) can be indicative of cholestatic, or obstructive, liver disease, which means that bile is not transported properly from the liver because of a blockage. ALP and GGT are tested together to make sure that ALP is coming from the liver. The Gamma GT levels can also be an indication of alcohol usage.

Having an abnormal liver function test is actually quite normal and does not necessarily mean that there is a serious problem, but obviously, further tests need to be conducted if you have any results that are outside of what is considered to be normal.

There are many different types of liver disease and each will cause different types of damage. It is possible to be given an indication of what disease may be present from a particular liver function test but it must be remembered that they are only indicators and not definitive diagnostic tools. They can also be useful for monitoring someone who has been diagnosed with a liver disease, but again results need to be checked carefully.
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Graham Harding answered
I have a Gamma GT reading of 213, is this very high? I am on statins, and have been for 15 years, and Terbinafine, for the last 3 months. I had a blood test 5 weeks ago and found out about this level 213. I do drink approx 3 pints a day and 1 glass of wine. This is an average as there are days that I don't have anything.I am 56 year old and Male. The Doctor has asked to see me in 10 days time.
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