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A 40-year-old male asked:

Gama gt liver test 140 don't drink that much alcahol why is it so high got coronory heart disease aswell ..help ..

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Suspect heredity: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant genetic tendency to high ggt. I occasionally have to write letters to these people's friends / parole officers / drug counselors explaining that this does not mean they are secretly boozing. As a lab specialist, i'm always telling people to focus on the actual history and physical exam -- you're not your lab values. Best wishes.

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