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What is the test alt/sgpt and ast/sgot done for?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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...

In brief: 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...
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