ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE
ALT GPT


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CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
Alanine aminotransferase or ALT/GPT is an enzyme that catalyzes the reversible transfer of an amino group from alanine to a-ketoglutarate. Elevated ALT/GPT levels do not always signify a health problem. Fluctuation of ALT levels over the course of the day is normal and ALT levels can also increase in response to strenuous physical exercise. Elevated levels of ALT can be observed in liver cell necrosis or injury of any cause, severe shock, heart failure, acute anoxia, extensive wounds or burns, cirrhosis, obstructive jaundice, myositis, myocarditis, muscular dystrophy, occasionally in hemolytic disease, chronic alcohol abuse, or use of drugs such as penicillin, salicylic or opiates.
CHARACTERISTICS

Form: Liquid ready-to-use
Shelf life: 18 months @ 2-8 C
On-Board Stability: 30 days
Sample: Non hemolyzed serum or heparinized plasma
Detection limit: 2 U/L
Linearity: 8-800 U/L


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MEDILYZER
EX-OLYMPUS
GENERAL PURPOSE
SIEMENS ADVIA
Packaging
6x90 Tests
4x200 Tests & 4x500 Tests
R1 3x120 mL, R2 90 mL
4x270 Tests & 4x670 Tests