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ALT
ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE (ALT), SERUM

Test Code ALT 
Test ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE (ALT), SERUM 
Methodology Spectrophotometry (SP) 
Description Useful for diagnosis and treatment of certain liver diseases (e.g., viral hepatitis and cirrhosis) and heart disease. 
Specimen Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. (HEMOLYZED SPECIMEN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.) Spin down and separate serum from clot within 2 hours of draw. Send 1.0 mL (0.3 mL minimum) of serum refrigerated. 
MMC Specimen Draw blood in a plasma gel tube. (HEMOLYZED SPECIMEN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.) 1.0 mL (0.5 mL minimum) plasma required. 
Reference Values 0 - 40 IU/L 
Analytic Time 1 Day - Available STAT 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 84460