Question: Alt

What does it mean when your ALT is high?

High levels of ALT can be a result of damage or injury to cells. Because ALT is most concentrated in the liver, abnormal ALT test results are generally associated with conditions affecting the liver, such as inflammation (hepatitis) and scarring (cirrhosis).

What is a bad ALT level?

ALT blood levels are a marker of liver health: low levels typically indicate a healthy liver, while high levels suggest liver damage [3]. The normal range is around 7-35 U/L in women and 7-40 U/L in men. There may be some lab-to-lab variability in ranges due to differences in equipment, techniques, and chemicals used.

When should I worry about ALT?

An AST/ALT ratio higher than one (where the AST is higher than ALT) is suggestive of cirrhosis. An AST/ALT ratio higher than 2:1 (where the AST is more than twice as high as the ALT) is suggestive of alcoholic liver disease.

What is normal ALT?

A normal ALT test result can range from 7 to 55 units per liter (U/L). Levels are normally higher in men. Slightly high ALT levels may be caused by: Alcohol abuse.

Is 70 a high ALT level?

Normal levels of AST and ALT may slightly vary depending on the individual laboratorys reference values. Typically the range for normal AST is reported between 10 to 40 units per liter and ALT between 7 to 56 units per liter. Mild elevations are generally considered to be 2-3 times higher than the normal range.

Is 50 a high ALT level?

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is an enzyme found mainly in the liver. High levels (>50) indicate damage to liver cells as a result of infection (hepatitis, infectious mononucleosis, etc.) or toxic levels of drugs (e.g. acetaminophen [Tylenol]) or chemicals (e.g. chloroform) or alcohol.

Is ALT level of 36 high?

Normal Results The normal range is 4 to 36 U/L. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories.

Is 68 a high ALT level?

Understanding the results A person with a healthy liver will have an ALT level in the normal range. The normal range can vary from laboratory to laboratory. According to the Mayo Clinic, the normal range for adult males is 7–55 units per liter. Females may have a lower upper limit normal than males.

Is ALT level of 63 high?

ALT levels can fluctuate 45% during a single day, with highest levels occurring in the afternoon and lowest levels at night. A high body mass index can increase ALT levels by 40 to 50%. Reference range is 14 - 63 IU/L.

Is 60 a high ALT level?

Normal levels of AST and ALT may slightly vary depending on the individual laboratorys reference values. Typically the range for normal AST is reported between 10 to 40 units per liter and ALT between 7 to 56 units per liter. Mild elevations are generally considered to be 2-3 times higher than the normal range.

Is ALT level of 59 high?

ALT levels may be modestly elevated with liver tumors or cirrhosis of the liver. Aspartate aminotransferase (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) NORMAL: 17-59 Units per liter. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme found in red blood cells and in liver, heart, muscle pancreas and kidney.

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