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.

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Hematocrit low, eosinophils high, ast/sgot low and alt/sgpt low. What does this mean?

Anemia . It is impossible to interpret these findings without seeing all of your lab results, but the fact that your hematocrit is low means you are anemic and should be investigated by your doctor. Good luck. Read more...

Alkaline, direct test AST (sgot)and ALT (sgpt) high levvel its test report so what we do. And what we eat.

Comply. Glad you're off meds. No alcohol either. The level of ast that you give is actually okay for some men, especially of african descent, and it may be fine. You'll get checked for hepatitis b and c, wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis. This would be a great time to get back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. Best wishes. Read more...

Help! High Bilirubin TotalProtein 7.5g/dL Albumin4.7g/dL Globulin2.8g/dL A/G Ratio1.7 Bilirubin, total 2.1 mg/dL AlkalinePhosphatase 122U/L SGPT/ALT 27U/L SGOT/AST 29U/L?

No reason to panic. The only lab that is really out of range and it is only mildly elevated is the bilirubin. The fact that the other associated liver and gallbladder markers are normal make it less likely that this number is significant. There are some genetic disorders having to do with bilirubin that will cause patients to always have this valute elevated with no real significance. Speak with your doctor. Read more...
Need Imaging . You need blood work and ultrasound or ct of the abdomen (liver, gallbladder and pancreas) to evaluate for hepatitis, among other things. See you doctor for examination and referral. Read more...