SGPT is an enzyme is known as serum glutamic-pyruvate transaminase also called alanine aminotransferase (AST) present in the liver. Hence when the liver cells are damaged, SGPT or ALT enzyme leaks out to the bloodstream and hence the levels are elevated. This test used to help detect liver or bone disorders. This test is usually ordered along with other tests such as the gamma-glutamyl transferase (GTT) test and/or as part of the liver panel. Higher than normal levels of ALT in the blood may indicate problems in the organs (mainly the liver). It can be due to overdose of drugs such as acetaminophen, hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer, gall stones, or e in bile ducts.
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SGPT TEST:      

SGPT (Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminese) or ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase)

SGPT enzyme is found in the Liver, Kidneys, Pancreas, and Heart. SGPT Test measures the ALT Enzyme level of the Blood to detect liver disorders and diseases.


This test is usually done when suspected with severe abnormally high levels of serum SGPT or ALT, which can signify a severe underlying medical condition related to the abnormalities of the liver (mainly). Very low levels of SGPT or ALT levels indicate when body tissues or organs (such as the liver) are diseased or damaged. This test is suggested in patients with symptoms causing nausea and vomiting, weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, jaundice, excessive bleeding or bruising, swelling and/or pain in the abdomen, dark-colored urine, and stool, frequent itching, etc. Other associated tests include an enzymatic kit method, colorimetric methods, spectroscopy, and ELISA methods, etc.

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample drawn from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.  

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory “RTDIAGNOSTICSprovides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.