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A 53-year-old female asked:

I took 1 vicodin and 1 zofran 3 days before bloodwork for back pain. all perfect accept for alt of 39 (0-32 range) my alt was 15 the year before. the dr said dont worry theyll recheck in 1 mo but im very concerned. last alcohol i had was in april?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
ALT: I would have to agree with your doctor. Remember lab normals are a 95% bell curve of sample size. Typically so many people in a general population give sample and that is your range. 39 would be out 95% curve, but within 97.5% I would not act on this.
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