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Elevated Alt Test 142
I have elevated ALT 142. Every test comes back neg. Doctor thinks ill be fine but wants biopsy now. Any other suggestions. I'm 22 yr old male. Healthy?
Get biopsied: I trust the alt is consistently high. I also trust you drink little or not at all, are not taking any meds including "holistic" ones, have had hepatitis b, hepatitis c, wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency, autoimmune hepatitis, and hemochromatosis checked for on your bloodwork and you're not an extreme athlete. Even if it's metabolic syndrome it's worth biopsying. ...Read more
Does a positive reactive HCV test with very high sco ratio and slightly elevated ALT most likely mean chronic hcv?
Hi, I just received bloodwork tests back that showed a mildly elevated ALT (46, with upper limit of normal 44). Could a recent cold cause it?
Elevated ALT: A cold should not cause an elevated ALT level. Your elevation is very mild, and I would not recommend anything for it other than rechecking it in 2 to 3 months. If it remains elevated, you need to see your doctor about finding why it is so. If it comes back to normal, no further testing is probably necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
What does hepatitis b surface ab-ls test mean with a value of 0.2 and can it explain elevated ALT (sgpt) test? What other reasons can increase it?
Immunity: Most people now are vaccinated against hep b which causes an elevated hep b s about. This indicates immunity. In a unimmunized person this means prior exposure to virus. Hep b s ag would be positive in the latter case. Other causes of elevated alt are alcohol, fatty liver, medications or other genetic diseases. ...Read more
About 4 months ago had some fevers which brought ALT up to 76 when tested. Test repeated 3-4 months later and still mildly elevated. Why? Don't drink
Can hepatitis b surface ab-ls test with value of 0.2 explain elevated ALT (sgpt) level? Normal fe panel. Possible reasons and advice?
Hbs-ab, prior exposure to hep b or vaccine
elevated ast/alt multiple possible causes
probably unrelated to hep b. ...Read more
Alt was elevated, so got tested for hep. Will I need to test again for hep after a certain period of time or would that test alone be conclusive?
Ruled in or out: Hepatitis b and hepatitis c can be reliably ruled in or out with a single lab, but i'd be more concerned about finding the real cause of the high alt if it's not come down. Trusting you're off alcohol for at least a few weeks. You'll also need to rule out medication effects, hemochromatosis, wilson's (don't miss that one), autoimmune hepatitis and of course fatty liver / metabolic syndrome. ...Read more
My daughter's recent ALT can back slight elevated which was normal last yr. Should I worry? Normal range of 32 she is at 38. Other liver tests normal
Don't worry.: There is probably nothing to worry about with this level, as long as she is healthy and all the other liver function tests are normal. How old is she and why did she have the lab work done? It is hard to fully answer this question without that information, so you are best discussing this with her doctor. ...Read more
Drinker, elevat. Ast/alt but low ratio. 3 tests in last yr: ALT btwn 56 & 87, AST always ~ half alt. Recent ast/alt = 41/71, had no drinks 3 weeks prior?
Many??: Are you overweight? Fatty liver can do this. Exposure to viral hepatitis? High fat diet? Any medications? (even otc or herbal things). Liver functions are not especially worrisome until 10-20 times normal because so many things are possible to impact them. The liver is the toxic dump of the body--- it breaks down all the junk we put in thru lifestyle or habits/recreation. ...Read more
No: In fact, coffee has been shown to lower ast and alt. ...Read more
Alt elevated (76, 63) after 2 blood tests and increased parenchymal echogenicity on us. Nafld or nash?
Continue workup: Now would be a great time to get really into aerobic fitness -- this is likely to reverse NASH / nafld. You'll get checked for hepatitis c, wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and a few others. Trust you're not taking meds or that they have been ruled out as causing the problems. ...Read more
1st time elevated serum ALT 57. on oral antibiotics/Tylenol daily for a month that stopped 10 days before test. Is that the cause AND what next?
Elevated ALT levels and alkaline phosphatase direct bilirubin is. 2 not very old only 18 gained about 30 pounds in 3 months what do these test mean?
U R seriously sick: I see you are an 18 year old male taking "provigil", a stimulant prescribed for sleep apnea and narcolepsy and used illicitly to promote wakefulness. It can poison your liver and you need to talk with your physician about this. The fact that you've gotten fat in 3 months is very worrisome. Your doctor must rule hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, fatty liver and more in or out. ...Read more
Got results of lft test, ALT elevated at 130, previously 19. Bilirubin slightly up, all others normal. Not overweight, no alcohol/meds. Any ideas?
I had liver pain after heavy bout of antibiotics, went for tests, lft results showed elevated ALT 75, rest normal. Can pain occur at these levels?
Unlikely: Would consider other causes, an ultrasound might be useful test for you. Often times these are viral phenomenon that resolved with time, repeat blood testing at some interval, 3-4 weeks may show normalization in that case. ...Read more
Elevated ALT levels for a year and a half. All hepatitis tests negative. Can injecting humira (adalimumab) cause elevated levels? Can injection into muscle cause?
Yes: Skeletal muscle does contain ast and alt and really heavy-duty intramuscular injections can raise these values. Timing the lab draws might help rule this in or out. I trust that screens for hemochromatosis and wilson's also showed you are not affected; the metabolic syndrome may also raise these. I'm glad you're taking a proactive role toward your health & I wish you luck. ...Read more
Past fasting bilirubin elevated at 1.5 AP, AST, ALT all normal. Dr ordered non-fasting CMP and GGTP tests. Why did he order the GGTP test?
Liver.: It sounds like your doctor is ordering a more comprehensive assessment of your liver function. ...Read more
My doc says 44% iron saturation is considered elevated and wants to test for hemochromatosis. Had iron studies due to elevated ALT. Is 44% bad?
Presuming you are talking about Transferrin saturation- 44% would be considered High Normal;
Ferritin levels would be more useful
There are multiple reasons to have elevated Transferrin saturation- only one of which is Hemochromatosis.
Liver dysfunction is one of the others- which may explain elevated ALT.
Discuss with ur doctor.
Good Luck ...Read more
An insurance exam came back 85 ggt, 31 ast, and 34 alt. I had two glasses of wine about 7.5 hours before the test. Is elevated ggt due to this?
I have a blood test today CBC UREA ALT Anyway my ALT was slightly elevated 44 to be exact Dr said it's normal after fever but my fever was a week ago?
AST/ALT normal 2 weeks ago. 4 grams Tylenol (acetaminophen)/day for pain from abscess I&D. New test elevated levels AST - 50: ALT 163. Tylenol (acetaminophen) cause? Acute only?
I have elevated liver function test- I received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, AST and ggt. Is this high?
Yes, high, see Dr...: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I have elevated liver function test- I received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, AST and ggt. Is this high?
Yes, high, see Dr...: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. See Dr. To get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations ...Read more
Dr did blood tests on 2 yo daughter. Her ALT (101), alp (355) and AST (60) were elevated. 2nd draw ldh also high (498) what other tests should we do?
Who ordered them?: Why did she have the tests done? Did your doctor order them? Need more information...Hepatitis is one reason to have elevated liver function tests so a hepatitis panel might be helpful. Mononucleosis and CMV (cytomegalovirus) can also cause liver enzyme elevation so those might be helpful too. Then there are more esoteric tests that a specialist might want to order. Discuss with your physician 1st. ...Read more
Slightly elevated ALT- Norm range 9-46 and mine is 63. Normal AST and all other liver and kidney test from my blood work normal. Should I be concerned?
Constipation for 7 days. Lab test shows elevated ALT 75 U/L, a year ago it was 55U/L. Tightness in upper abdomen. Any test or suggestions?
I take sylibun140, evion 400 and essential l last 16 days due to mildly elevated liver enzyme. Today blood test ast-22, alt-22.5.Should I stop medicine?
I would not stop.: Your lfts are normal. I would wait and retest! ...Read more
Elevated liver AST 54, ALT 173. Possible causes? My meds Wellbutrin, etc listed. Can my menstrual cycle affect my test? Just curious.
Studies show that your elevated transaminitis should have a full workup with a CBC, comprehensive metabolic panel, hepatitis panel, iron studies, PT/PTT/INR, LDH, Thyroid panel, autoimmune panel.
You should also have a full history and physical and medication review, social factors drugs/ETOH. I would also do a right upper quadrant ultrasound and GI referral, rule out fatty infiltration of liver. ...Read more