What Does (A.S.T.) And (A.L.T.) Stand For On Blood Test Results?


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AST: Aspartate Aminotransferase or SGOT: Serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase
Test used to detect liver damage.
AST is an enzyme found mostly in the heart and liver, and to a lesser extent in other muscles. When liver or muscle cells are injured, they release AST into the blood.

ALT: Alanine Aminotransferase or SGPT: Serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase
Test to screen for liver damage.
ALT is an enzyme found mostly in the liver; smaller amounts of it are also in the kidneys, heart, and muscles. Under normal conditions, ALT levels in the blood are low. When the liver is damaged, ALT is released into the bloodstream, usually before more obvious symptoms of liver damage occur, such as jaundice.
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AST is the abbreviation of aspartate
aminotransferase, it is also called SGOT. It is one the liver enzyme. It is also produced by kidney, hear and brain. Its elevated levels can be due to damage in these organs. Its normal levels are 5-40 you/L. The major source of AST is liver so its elevated levels indicates some liver damage. But liver enzyme tests are not conclusive evidence of liver damage. Some more tests are done to find out degree of liver damage. AST levels of 90 you/L can be due to cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis. But this level can not tell degree of damage.
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ALT is active liver inflammation means that if you have chronical hepatitis B you have an inflammation in your liver so by knowing the value of AlT you will be able to define your inflammation level.

AST I don't really know what it stands for but it is the enzyme that your liver is created to repair infected cells or immune

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