Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)

 Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) test is used to identify hepatocellular injury and inflammation of the liver and to monitor improvement or worsening of the disease. ALT was formerly known as serum pyretic transaminase (SGPT).

Normal Lab Value for Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) 

  • Male: 10 to 55 units/L
  • Female: 7 to 30 units/L

Nursing Considerations

  • No fasting is required.
  • Previous intramuscular injections may cause elevated levels.