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What other tests will you take in addition to an alanine aminotransferase test (ALT)?

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You usually get an ALT enzyme as part of a group of liver function tests called a liver panel. It includes checking for another enzyme called aspartate aminotransferase. Both enzyme levels go up with liver damage. Comparing the two levels gives your doctor more information about the severity of your liver damage and what might have caused it.

Your doctor also may check for other enzymes and proteins, 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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