Topic: GGT/GGTP and ALT raised in blood test
Very strange question...... My husband and I had blood work done recently, we were applying for life insurance. My blood work all came back normal. His did not; the ALT(SGPT) is supposed to be 0-45 and his is 48, the GGT/GGTP is supposed to be 2-65 and his is 90. I looked up online how to read blood tests and both of those have to do with your liver function. He is on medicine for cholesterol, because it is quite high.
Here is what I found online-
AST, ALT, SGOT, SGPT, and GGT and Alkaline Phosphatase are abbreviations for proteins called enzymes which help all the chemical activities within cells to take place. Injury to cells release these enzymes into the blood. They are found in muscles, the liver and heart. Damage from alcohol and a number of diseases are reflected in high values.
GGT is also elevated in liver disease, particularly with obstruction of bile ducts.
Okay, so it totally threw me for a loop. Am I just totally overreacting since obviously this touches a little close to home with mom's situation? He has a dr apt in July to get his cholesterol checked again. He just went to the dr in May and had blood work done and the dr said that everything was okay?