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I have a low AST number and a high ALT number, what could this mean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: What are the actual

Results? Do you take alcohol? Why were the tests ordered? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to interpret the results.
In the mean time, if you drink alcohol, stop doing that.

In brief: What are the actual

Results? Do you take alcohol? Why were the tests ordered? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to interpret the results.
In the mean time, if you drink alcohol, stop doing that.
Thank
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Alcohol?

If i remember correctly, the alt is more sensitive to alcohol effects on liver tissue and increases before the ast.
If you stop alcohol for about three weeks and the number normalizes, you have your answer.

In brief: Alcohol?

If i remember correctly, the alt is more sensitive to alcohol effects on liver tissue and increases before the ast.
If you stop alcohol for about three weeks and the number normalizes, you have your answer.
Thank
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