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What is considered high for ALT and AST

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not dangerous: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Yes: Ast and alt are measures of liver enzymes and often are elevated in the setting of hepatitis or other causes of injury to liver cells. However sometim ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Liver damage: Ast and alt are liver enzymes that are released into the blood if liver cell are damaged. The commonest cause is alcohol intake.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Liver injury: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Alcohol?: If i remember correctly, the alt is more sensitive to alcohol effects on liver tissue and increases before the ast. If you stop alcohol for about thr ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Liver enzymes: ALT and AST are liver enzymes that are released into blood when liver cells are injured. High levels are bad as these represent liver disease.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Nearly Normal: To give you a good and valid answer i would need more information. But, in general these are relatively normal and common results and i would not rais ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Liver function tests: ALT and AST are liver function tests. Among possible causes for elevations are medications, alcohol use, and liver disease, including hepatitis. Your ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Liver issues: These are two liver enzymes. They are elevated in the blood when one has effects either from liver disease like hepatitis (viral) or with chemicals ( ... Read More
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