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Test Name: ALT/SGPT

Test Code(s): ALT

CPT Code(s): 84460

Test Description: Included In: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Methodology: NADH with Pyridoxal-5 Phosphate

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Turnaround Time: Stat: 1 hour.
Routine: 4 hours.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Preferred: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)
Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top

Collection Volume: Preferred: 1 mL
Pediatrics: 0.4 mL

Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum

Volume Required: Preferred: 0.5 mL
Pediatrics: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing: Centrifuge.  If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial.  Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.

Stability: Ambient: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen: 1 month at or below -20 C


Interpretation

Reference Interval:

Age 30 days and up: 12-78 U/L

GPT Alanine Aminotransferase SGPT

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