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What other tests are done in addition to an alanine aminotransferase test?

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To find out what type of liver disease you have, your doctor might also test the levels of other enzymes and proteins found in your liver, including:

  • Albumin
  • Alkaline phosphatase
  • Bilirubin
  • Lactate dehydrogenase
  • Total protein

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "ALT."

Mayo Clinic: "Liver Disease: Definition." "Liver function tests."

Medscape: "Alanine Aminotransferase."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What To Expect With Blood Tests."

Nemours Foundation: "Blood Test: Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT, or SGPT)."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "ALT."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 14, 2019

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "ALT."

Mayo Clinic: "Liver Disease: Definition." "Liver function tests."

Medscape: "Alanine Aminotransferase."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What To Expect With Blood Tests."

Nemours Foundation: "Blood Test: Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT, or SGPT)."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "ALT."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 14, 2019

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