Sunquest Code:ALT  
Epic Code:LAB132Epic Name:ALT
Synonyms:Alanine Aminotransferase
Methodology:Bichromatic rate
St. Johns/St. Joseph/ Woodwinds: NADH
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds-Green (lithium heparin, no gel)
[Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds - Red (no 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, Range, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Critical Range:Initial results greater than 500 U/L
Range/Grand Itasca/St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds:  N/A
Reference Range:
0 - 19 y 0-50 U/L
20 y and greater 0-70 U/L

All ages 0-50 U/L

GICH: All ages (male and female) 7-52 U/L
St Johns/St Joseph/ Woodwinds: All ages (male and female) 0-45 U/L  
Use:Evaluation of suspected hepatic disease.

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