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Test Code BLOD0573 Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT), Plasma or Serum

Useful For

Diagnosis and monitoring of liver disease associated with hepatic necrosis


L-Alanine/α-Ketoglutarate (α-KG)/NADH to NAD/Calibrated/37° C/Bichromatic End point

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma or serum
Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel), red top, or gold top
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as plasma or serum.  Spin down within 2 hours of collection.

Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma or Serum Ambient 8 hours
  Refrigerated 1 week
  Frozen 1 month


Reference Values

0-78 U/L

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding