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SGPT in Greater Noida

Also known as Alanine aminotransferase, Serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase, ALT, Alanine Transaminase
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Understanding SGPT in Greater Noida


What is SGPT in Greater Noida?

An SGPT test, also known as serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase or alanine transaminase (ALT) test, measures the level of the ALT enzyme in the blood at an affordable price in Greater Noida with Tata 1mg labs. ALT is normally found inside liver cells but is released into the blood if your liver is damaged or inflamed.

An SGPT test is routinely done as part of a liver function test (LFT). However, your doctor may also suggest this test when you experience symptoms of liver disease such as appetite loss, stomach pain and swelling, dark-colored urine, vomiting, and yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice).

What does SGPT measure?

An SGPT test measures the amount of ALT or SGPT enzyme in your blood. ALT is most abundantly found in the liver, but it is also present in smaller amounts in other organs like the kidneys, heart, and muscles. Its primary function is to convert food into energy. It also speeds up chemical reactions in the body. These chemical reactions include the production of bile and substances that help your blood clot, break down food and toxins, and fight off an infection.

Elevated levels of ALT in the blood may indicate liver damage or injury. When the liver cells are damaged, they release ALT into the bloodstream, causing an increase in ALT levels. Therefore, the SGPT/ALT test is primarily used to assess the health of the liver and to detect liver-related problems such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, or other liver disorders.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about SGPT in Greater Noida


Frequently Asked Questions about SGPT in Greater Noida

Q. What is the full form of SGPT?

The full form of SGPT is serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase which is a liver enzyme.

Q. What is an SGPT test?

An SGPT or ALT test measures the amount of serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase enzyme in your blood and is an indicator of your liver health.

Q. What does an SGPT test indicate?

An SGPT or ALT test indicates the health of your liver by measuring the amount of serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase enzyme in your blood, as abnormal levels of SGPT may be suggestive of liver damage.

Q. Is fasting required before an SGPT test?

No, fasting is not required before an SGPT test. You can eat or drink normally before the test.

Q. Is there any risk associated with an SGPT test?

There is usually no risk associated with this test. However, some people may feel a slight sting when a needle is pricked to collect a blood sample and may also experience some bleeding that is normal and usually not bothersome. Rarely, some people may experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times a day for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. When can a doctor suggest an SGPT test?

Your doctor may suggest an SGPT test if you show symptoms like loss of appetite, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, itching, and the yellowing of the skin and eyes (symptoms of jaundice). This test may also be used to monitor any ongoing liver disorders or evaluate the side effects of certain medicines affecting liver health and function.

Q. What are the signs and symptoms associated with abnormal ALT levels?

Symptoms associated with abnormal ALT levels are yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin, easy bruising, loss of appetite, itching, stomach pain, and fatigue.

Q. What happens if my ALT level is high?

If your test result shows high levels of ALT enzyme, it might be a sign of liver disorders, such as liver cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, alcohol-induced liver injury, and liver cancer.

Q. How can I reduce my SGPT/ALT levels quickly and naturally?

You must consult your doctor if your test results show abnormal SGPT/ALT levels. However, some dietary interventions and healthy lifestyle choices can help manage your ALT levels. You can eat nutrient-rich, plant-based food as it keeps your liver healthy. Avoid too much salt or sodium-rich food, and oily and processed food. Also, limit your alcohol intake and avoid smoking to improve your ALT levels naturally.

Q. What is the difference between SGOT and SGPT?

While both SGOT and SGPT are enzymes found in the liver and are used to assess liver function, SGPT is considered a more specific marker for liver health. Elevated SGPT levels are often a stronger indicator of liver damage or liver-related diseases, whereas elevated SGOT levels can be associated with a broader range of conditions, including liver, heart, and muscle issues. To make a definitive diagnosis, doctors often consider other liver function tests and clinical information in addition to SGOT and SGPT levels.

Q. Is an SGPT test available for booking in Greater Noida?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers an SGPT test in Greater Noida. The test is easy to book, is affordable, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is a home sample collection facility available for an ALT test in Greater Noida?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a home sample collection facility for an ALT test in Greater Noida. You can also select the date and time for sample collection and schedule the test at your convenience.

Q. How can I schedule an SGPT test with Tata 1mg Labs in Greater Noida?

If you want to schedule an SGPT test with Tata 1mg Labs in Greater Noida, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of an SGPT test in Greater Noida?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Greater Noida, an SGPT test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 170.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to provide the reports of an ALT test in Greater Noida?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 12 hours to provide the reports of an ALT test in Greater Noida.
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