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Sgot (Overview)

Has metabolic function, elevated if liver cells are damaged.


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What is sgot?

What is sgot?

Liver enzyme.: Sgot is one of the liver enzyme markers. This transaminase is elevated when the liver is irritated by disease, infection, or with certain medications. ...Read more

Sgot (Overview)

Has metabolic function, elevated if liver cells are damaged.


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What exactly does high AST (sgot) and ALT (sgpt) mean?

Liver damage: Ast and alt are liver enzymes that are released into the blood if liver cell are damaged. The commonest cause is alcohol intake. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of an elevated sgot?

Alcohol: Sgot, also called AST is traditionally associated with liver function test along with SGPT (or alt).  it is raised in liver cell injury, but is not as specific to the liver as alt is. It is also present in red blood cells, cardiac and skeletal muscle. The ratio of AST to alt is sometimes useful in determining causes of liver damage. A classic example of elevated ast>alt is alcoholic liver disease. ...Read more

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Please describe a good reading for ast/sgot and alt/sgpt on the liver function tests?

They should be norma: The normal levels are under 50 units. But this is a very sentive test. It takes a minor liver damage and the enzymes can go up into value of 100s. ...Read more

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My serum sgot is 55 and sgpt is 86, uric acid 4.9. What do these results tell me? Should I be worried about anything?

My serum sgot is 55 and sgpt is 86, uric acid 4.9. What do these results tell me? Should I be worried about anything?

Need to know why!: The SGOT and SGPT are liver tests. The uric acid level of 4.9 is normal. You need to discuss with your physician to find out what your diagnosis is. This suggest liver disease. ...Read more

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What caused liver enzyme sgot n sgpt went high? I don't drink. I only take supplements n protein for weight training purpose. Can u help me on this?

What caused liver enzyme sgot n sgpt went high? I don't drink. I only take supplements n protein for weight training purpose. Can u help me on this?

Need a workup: Most often nowadays, if you're taking no medications or alcohol, the first entity to consider is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is largely genetic and for which physical fitness is a key to management. You may need to be checked for hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis. Supplements may not be what's on the label. Good luck with the workup. ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles after work. My sgot is 47 and sgpt 90. Does these values have any relation to ankle swelling? All other lft values are normal.

It may: Swelling in ankles and mildly elevated liver tests raises the possibility of heart dysfunction (right heart)please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What measures to take when your sgpt is 91 and sgot 52? How to make it normal range?

What measures to take when your sgpt is 91 and sgot 52? How to make it normal range?

Slightly elevated: If these levels are persistenly elevated, you need to be tested for liver disease. Do you drink, if you do, stop. Donot take tyelnol, do you know if you have hep c? What is your weight? If overweight, lose wt. What medications do you take? You need to address these issues with your doctor as all these may be relevant and more may be revealed during history and physical. ...Read more

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Is livogen xt 100 mg once a day safe in 33 weeks pregnancy.? My Tlc is as high as 12, 400 & my Sgot and sgpt levels are also high, is my baby at risk

Is livogen xt 100 mg once a day safe in 33 weeks pregnancy.? My Tlc is as high as 12, 400 & my Sgot and sgpt levels are also high, is my baby at risk

Depends: Livigen is iron and frolic acid and would be fine in a normal pregnancy. The abnormal lab values are concerning and I would need to know why they are elevated to say for sure that anything is safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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My sgpt 163 & sgot 184 is this reading dangerous to my liver?

My sgpt 163 & sgot 184 is this reading dangerous to my liver?

Yes, in the long run: Your liver function tests are clearly abnormal, but before recommending treatment, you need to determine the cause. While this may be related to fatty liver, other causes should be ruled out, including Hepatitis A, B and C, as well as a review of your medications. Treatment would then be recommended based on this. If fatty liver, then weight loss and low fat diet will be recommended. ...Read more

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What is the test alt/sgpt and ast/sgot done for?

What is the test alt/sgpt and ast/sgot done for?

Liver function tests: Alt and ast, prior noted as SGOT and sgpt, are part of a group of enzyme known as transaminases. They rise if something is inflaming the liver, such as a viral illness, mononucleosis, alcohol toxic effects, obesity or diabetes causing fatty infiltration in liver, adverse drug effects from a variety of medications... ...Read more

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Low sgot of 11 normal at my lab 15-37 low sgpt of 17 lab normal range of 30-65. All other work ups normal. Is this dangerous? Life threatening?

A non-problem: The reference range is what most folks have. Low SGOT and SGPT are of no significance to your health whatsoever. I exercise and don't drink or take rx's & I've been low with these also. I am really sorry that you were inconvenienced. ...Read more

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I have pain below my ribs on d left side, my sgot nd sgot are 38 nd 60. My triglyceride is 220?

I have pain below my ribs on d left side, my sgot nd sgot are 38 nd 60. My triglyceride is 220?

Fatty liver: Pain below the ribs on left side? Liver is on the right side. Sometimes floating rib can give pain. What kind of pain you have? High triglycerides you can watch diet and exercise, fatty liver can be associated with diabetes or high lipids or alcohol. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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My lft test results - sgot is 43, sgpt is 51and ggtp is 80. How much concern? What should do?

Maybe: Your GGT is normal. Mild elevations in the other enzymes can be from many causes. In general, the tests should be repeated. Many times they are back to normal. If still elevated, further testing should be done to rule out causes of liver disease. ...Read more

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What does an elevated sgot of 84 mean?

Many: We need to know what the other liver function tests show as well. The possibilities are too numerous to list here but any liver enzyme elevation raises the question of hepatitis. A frank discussion of your past is essential with your dr. ...Read more

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My sgot 165 and my sgpt 665, what does it means and what must I do?

I agree however: I agree with the other answer, however you should see a liver specialist to run some other lab tests to determine the cause. Your bilirubin level is important. If you have any confusion or notice easy busing or bleeding, you should go to the emergency room immediately as you could have liver failure from many causes. Alcohol can play a role, but usually when SGPT >500 there is something else. ...Read more

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What if blood tests show high sgot levels?

Repeat / start worup: High sgot/liver enyzme levels are quite common but do need a workup. Causes range from having gotten drunk a few days previous to taking iboprofen to lack of physical fitness to life-threatening, treatable illnesses like viral or autoimmune hepatitis / hemochromatosis / wilson's / drug allergy. Your physician knows the right way to proceed for you. ...Read more

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My wife 30 year. On check up we found direct bilirubin 0.62 mg/dl. & indirect bilirubin 1.77 with normal sgot & sgpt what this mean?

My wife 30 year. On check up we found direct bilirubin 0.62 mg/dl. & indirect bilirubin 1.77 with normal sgot & sgpt what this mean?

Need to evaluate: The bilirubin levels you provided are higher than normal and warrant an investigation into the cause. However, that can only be done by an in-person examination, history and may be some tests or imaging studies. ...Read more

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What is sgot?

Liver enzyme.: Sgot is one of the liver enzyme markers. This transaminase is elevated when the liver is irritated by disease, infection, or with certain medications. ...Read more

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How do you lower sgot levels?

Depends on cause: If elevated SGOT is due to alcohol then stop drinking. If a medication has caused it then your physician will decide if the med needs to be decreased or discontinued. If due to nonalcoholic fatty liver then low fat, low carb diet + regular exercise + weight loss should help. If due to hepatitis b or c then treatment for the infection is indicated. If from hypothyroidism, treat with synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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What does a sgot test of 59 mean?

It's high: And probably worth figuring out why. If it seems to be coming from your liver (your physician can tell), you'll get a workup which may start with a repeat off alcohol & meds. If it's normalized, that's your wakeup call. If not, a check for treatable serious diseae (hepatitis family, hemochromatosis, wilson's, a few others) is in order. If that's clear, a rx for increased fitness may be in order. ...Read more

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What can I do my sgot is 40 u/l?

I need more: I need more information such as as, illness and other liver function studies to include alpha fetoprotein ...Read more

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My sgot is 107.9 what does it mean?

High SGOT: Sgot is a liver enzyme that is released when the liver is inflamed and liver cells are injured. There are many causes of elevated SGOT including viral hepatitis, genetic condition and even cancer. You should consult your doctor to find out the cause. However, the most common cause is fatty liver: http://www. Laendo. Net/english/fatty-liver-75894941. ...Read more

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What does an elevated sgot of 84 mean?

Many: We need to know what the other liver function tests show as well. The possibilities are too numerous to list here but any liver enzyme elevation raises the question of hepatitis. A frank discussion of your past is essential with your dr. ...Read more

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Sgot level is 45, child age is 4 years?

Normal: Why was the test done? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Very low sgot, what could be the cause?

Stop worrying: Labs set the reference ranges arbitrarily so that several percent of healthy people fall outside on either end. This is the right thing to do. Don't confuse them with "healthy ranges" or "normal ranges". A low SGOT is never a problem. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with a low ast/sgot?

Should I be concerned with a low ast/sgot?

No: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fallow above and several more percent fall below. ...Read more