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Also known as: Serum Glutamic-Pyruvic Transaminase; SGPT; GPT; Alanine Transaminase
Formal name: Alanine Aminotransferase

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for liver damage and/or to help diagnose liver disease

When to Get Tested?

When a health practitioner thinks that you have symptoms of a liver disorder

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?