The Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), also known as Serum Glutamic-Pyruvic Transaminase (SGPT) and Alanine Transaminase, helps in screening liver damage or diagnosing liver disorders.
Why Get Tested?
It is done as a part of a routine comprehensive metabolic panel test (CMP). Your doctor may suggest the test when you show symptoms of liver problem like abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, jaundice, or exposure to the hepatitis virus.
How Is It Done?
A blood sample is drawn from a vein in the arm.
Any Preparation Needed?