ALT Test - part of the Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

The alanine transaminase (ALT) blood test measures the level of the enzyme ALT in the blood.

This test is part of Cardio-Med's physical exam.

Why the Test is Performed

ALT is an enzyme found in a high level in the liver. Injury to the liver results in release of ALT into the blood.

This test is used to determine if a person has liver damage.

Normal Results

The normal range is:

What Abnormal Results Mean

An increased ALT level is usually a sign of liver disease. Liver disease is even more likely when the levels of substances checked by other liver blood tests have also increased.

An increased ALT level may be due to any of the following:


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Adapted from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

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