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Alanine Amino Transferase  (ALT)

Synonyms:  SGPT, ALT
Specimen:  Blood; Preferred: (1) PST (green top Lithium heparin). Alternate: (1) SST (serum separator) or Red (no preservative)
                        Volume:  Full primary tube
Minimum Volume:  100 microL serum/plasma
Collection:  If tube other than an SST is collected, transfer serum or plasma to a tightly capped plastic aliquot tube within 2 hours of collection for transport.
Storage:  Refrigerate at 2-8 ° C for 7 days. 20-25 degrees C for 3 days.
Rejection Criteria:  Severe hemolysis; improper labeling.
Reference Range:  0-60 units/L
Test Use: 
Additional Information:  No Additional Information Listed
Testing Includes: 
Testing Facility:  AnMed Health Laboratory