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Test ID BLOD0573 Alanine aminotransferase (ALT or SGPT)

AKA

Glutamic-pyruvic transaminase
ALT

Container Type

Serum (red) gel or lithium heparin (green) gel

Specimen type/Requirements

Serum or plasma

Specimen Volume

0.3 mL

Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Stability

7 days refrigerated

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis→400 decreased result
Icterus→60
Lipemia→150 increased result

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Performed Test Frequency

Daily (Monday-Sunday)

Methodology

Kinetic

CPT

84460

Performing Lab

Chemistry Department Sanford Bismarck