SGPT Inspection Results?
I want to ask … I just finished the MCU, and the results stated it was 121 u / l, what was the point
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SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvate transaminase) is a liver enzyme found in liver cells. Generally SGPT levels are examined in laboratory tests to assess liver function, together with measurements of SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase) levels. The levels of both SGPT and SGOT in blood serum can increase if liver cell damage occurs because these enzymes are released from damaged liver cells into the blood circulation. However, it should be understood that SGOT does not only originate in liver cells, but also in muscle cells, heart cells, and blood cells so that an increase in SGOT does not specifically indicate abnormalities in liver cells.
Normal SGPT levels range from 7-41 u / L, whereas normal SGOT levels range from 12-38 u / L. This normal range can vary slightly between laboratories because of the different inspection machines used.
Increasing SGPT levels as you experience them may not cause symptoms. Generally, elevated levels of liver enzymes indicate damage to liver cells. Possible causes include:
Liver infection, for example: hepatitis B, hepatitis C Alcohol drinking habits Unhealthy eating patterns, especially high in excess fat Side effects of drugs in the long term that have a negative impact on the liver However, laboratory tests of liver enzyme levels are only investigations that support the interpretation requires complete information about the patient's clinical condition based on the history and physical examination by the doctor. Therefore, we advise you to consult directly with a doctor or internist who treats you regarding the results of the laboratory examination.
To prevent an increase in SGOT and SGPT levels, you are advised to maintain liver health. You can do the following steps:
Avoid indiscriminate use of drugs Eat balanced nutritious food regularly Don't consume alcohol or smoke Adequate rest This is our information. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.