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A 18-year-old male asked:

hi! i just got the result of my sgpt blood test it was 163.95. its quite high from a 44 normal lever. how do i lower my sgpt?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is serious: Don't treat a lab value; this is a warning of likely serious illness. You'll be rechecked off alcohol ; medications; if still high, you'll be checked for hepatitis b and c, wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and maybe a few others. If still up, you may be ultrasounded or biopsied. This would be a great time to get into serious physical fitness activities. Best wishes.

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What does my sgpt/alt blood test value of 81.2 mean?

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Liver enzymes: This is a liver enzymes and the cut off will generally vary fromlab to lab but this may be nearly twice the normal level. It could be related to fatty liver from obesity, alcohol use or even viral hepatitis infections and many more reasons. The information needs to be put together by your dr to determine the diagnosis and work up.
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What do high ALT levels in blood test indicate?

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Can drink coffee before blood test cause elevated alt?

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A 47-year-old male asked:

Blood test result - on a recent blood test result the component result for ALT (sgpt) was 66, which was listed as abnormal. What might this be?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
May be due to your: Medication. Alt of 66 is only mildly elevated. Both Crestor (rosuvastatin) and Niaspan can cause such elevation. If you drink alcohol, that could explain it too. If you drink, stop entirely for three months before repeating the test.

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