ALT


Abbrev Code:ALT   
Order Code:LAB132Order Name:ALT
Synonyms:Alanine Aminotransferase
Methodology:All Other Sites: Bichromatic rate
Roche: IFCC with pyridoxal phasphate activation
Woodwinds: NADH
CPT Codes: 84460 x1, 84460 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Collection Instructions:Chemistry Tests Containers Chart


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:7 days refrigerated; >7 days if frozen at -60 to -80°C
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (CSC Maple Grove, Grand Itasca, Northland, Oxboro Clinic, Range, Roche-CSC Mpls, Roche-Lakes, Roche-Ridges, Roche-St. John's, Roche-UMMC East, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Hepatic Panel Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Reference Range:Hepatic Panel Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Use:Evaluation of suspected hepatic disease.


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