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What's sgpt and GGT in liver function test?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Liver cell ,bile tes

Sgpt (alt) is a test of liver cell (hepatocyte) activity; increased with liver cell inflammation.
Ggt is a test of bile flow. Anything that decreases flow of bile within cells, down tiny canaliculi, small ductules, and larger ducts will cause increase; can be due to inflammation, scarring, stone, tumor, etc. Drugs can increase either or both.

In brief: Liver cell ,bile tes

Sgpt (alt) is a test of liver cell (hepatocyte) activity; increased with liver cell inflammation.
Ggt is a test of bile flow. Anything that decreases flow of bile within cells, down tiny canaliculi, small ductules, and larger ducts will cause increase; can be due to inflammation, scarring, stone, tumor, etc. Drugs can increase either or both.
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