Elevated Liver Enzymes

Elevated Liver Enzymes

The greatest concentration of alanine aminotransferase, sometimes called ALT or often SGPT and aspartate aminotransferase, also called AST or SGOT occurs in the liver. Issue to the liver cells causes ALT and AST to leak into the bloodstream. Normal levels of ALT variety from 7 systems to 56 units per liter, while normal levels of AST range from 5 units to 40 U/L, according to the Lab Tests Online site. Several types of liver disease cause elevated liver enzymes.

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