Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT)
The Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test is performed to diagnose liver disease or detect liver injury and to determine the cause of jaundice. The test may also be performed to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for liver disease and the effect of certain medicines that can cause liver injury.
Specimen Type: Blood
Test Preparation: No special preparation is required for the test.