Alanine amino-transferase (ALT)
ALT is measured as part of the LFT profile.
|Tube||01 (SE) - Serum Gel|
|Additional Information||ALT catalyses the interconversion of amino acids and alpha-ketoacids by transfering amino groups. Present in hepatocyte cytosol. Wide tissue distribution but activity lower than in hepatic tissue. Levels may be raised when there has been damage to skeletal muscle e.g rhabdomyolysis.
|Turn Around||A&E: N/A
Day Case: N/A
In-Patient: 6 Hours
Out-Patient: 24 Hours
GP: 24 Hours
|Send to||Blood Sciences Cross Site|
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|Collection Con||Intensive care units, renal unit, transplant unit, patients on IV heparin use lithium-heparin (Green with Yellow ring) tube. Minimum volume: 500µl serum / plasma
Instructions for Lab: Store at 2-8oC centrifuged prior to analysis if delayed
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