ALT


Sunquest Code:ALT  
Epic Code:LAB132Epic Name:ALT
Synonyms:Alanine Aminotransferase; SGPT; Transaminase; LFT; Liver
Methodology:Bichromatic rate
CPT Code:84460
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Refrigerated - 7 days; frozen - 1 month
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Initial results greater than 500 U/L
Reference Range:
Male  
0 - 19 y 0-50 U/L
20 y and greater 0-70 U/L


 
Female  
All ages 0-50 U/L

GICH: All ages (male and female) 7-52 U/L  
Use:Evaluation of suspected hepatic disease.


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