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What's sgpt and GGT in liver function test?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Liver cell ,bile tes: Sgpt (alt) is a test of liver cell (hepatocyte) activity; increased with liver cell inflammation. Ggt is a test of bile flow. Anything that decreases flow of bile within cells, down tiny canaliculi, small ductules, and larger ducts will cause increase; can be due to inflammation, scarring, stone, tumor, etc. Drugs can increase either or both.
Answered on Mar 12, 2016
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