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Blood Test Information

minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: ALT

Tube type: SST

Other acceptable tube types
Lithium heparin (pale green)

Special instructions

Time limit for add on
3 days post collection

Reference Range
<1 year: 13 - 45
Male 1+ years: 10 - 60
Female 1+ years: 10 - 40


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Turnaround Time
1 day

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
ALT is a relatively specific marker of hepatocyte damage. It is the only LFT required for routine monitoring of patients on statins.


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