what does a high sgpt level mean

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Sgpt level is 318. What does it mean?

Liver injury

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SGPT level of 318 is indicative of liver cell injury. There are many causes, the common ones being alcohol intake, hepatitis, medications and obesity. See your doctor for a work-up.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

My sgot level is 48 and my sgpt is normal. What does this mean?

Keep an eye on it

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Your physician may want to repeat this sometime. Damage to the specimen in collection or transit can raise SGOT in preference to SGPT and so can a number of serious or minor health problems. The key is the history and physical exam -- as we say in the lab, "Look at the patient, not the numbers."
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I have elevated levels of alt (sgpt) and ast (sgot). what does that mean?

Liver function tests

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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...
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What natural therapies can reduce my elevated liver enzyme alt (sgpt) level?

Don't mess w/ liver

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There are 2 kinds of liver enzyme abnormalities--that signal disease of the liver cells or of the bile ducts.Abnormal liver tests may reflect fatty liver, too much alcohol, toxic exposure, occupational exposures, lot's of viral infections, metabolic problems, familial liver diseases, problems with gallbladder, bile ducts, & pancreas. What are you treating with "natural therapy"? Best to find out!
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered:

Is an elevated ALT (SGPT) level of 76 (reference range: 0-44) a cause for concern?

Yes

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Need more of the other transaminases to advise. However isolated or more elevated ALT may indicate liver injury Your doctor may check you for hepatitis and review your medications
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Dr. Frank Pancotto answered:

Can Hepatitis B Surface Ab-LS test with value of 0.2 explain elevated ALT (SGPT) level? Normal Fe panel. Possible reasons and advice?

Yes

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HBS-AB, prior exposure to hep B or vaccine elevated ast/alt multiple possible causes probably unrelated to hep B
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Dr. Layth Maolood answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

I have alkaline phosphatase elevated (450U/L) as well as (SGPT), (SGOT), and AMA test is positive, age 37Y (woman), have Anaemia and low level of Iron?

Sort this out

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You need to be told straight-up whether you are going to be diagnosed with & treated for primary biliary cirrhosis. If you also have iron deficiency anemia, the cause needs to be found. I hope you are not a non-supplementing vegetarian & that a search for possible sources of blood loss is underway. Be proactive & insist on answers. Good luck.
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My bloodtest returned, AST (SGOT) = 307 ALT (SGPT) = 767 these are 10-20 times the normal values. These values have been elevated for 20 days. Does this mean I have permanent liver damage?

Usually not!

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But what is the cause for these increases. Many viral infections can temporarily do this. Medications, etc. But has the doctor you see narrowed the cause?
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What does a high SGPT level indicate?

Liver inflammation

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SGPT is one of the enzymes (the other related one being SGOT) produced as part of liver metabolism. If either are high, this indicates some problem with the liver causing inflammation such as alcohol, infection, gallstones, viral hepatitis, or a great many other things. Many times this is temporary but if your doctor discovers this, (s)he will follow up to make sure it normalizes.
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