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A 26-year-old female asked:

What is sgpt and this test is for what? what is the maximum of a phenobarbital for the age of 1yr and 6months? why they need an assay and sgpt?

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Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Liver: Sgpt is a measure of enzymes that come from the liver or muscle and this test can detect whether the liver is being injured or not by drugs such as phenobarbital. An assay is justba general term for any type of test. The dose of pheno depends on the weight of a child, not the age, and generally the max dose is around 8mg per kilogram per day.

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