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SGPT stands for serum glutamic pyruvate transaminase. It is an enzyme present normally in liver and heart cells. It gets released into the blood when the liver or heart becomes damaged. High levels of SGPT in the blood indicate liver damage. Conditions like cirrhosis, celiac disease, diabetes, heart attack, and hepatitis show raised blood serum SGPT levels. The symptoms of high SGPT levels are vomiting, nausea, weakness, fatigue, leg swelling, and shortness of breath. To reduce SGPT levels, taking diet modification with vitamin D is necessary.

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How to understand my liver function test results?

Query: Hi doctor,I took an executive health checkup yesterday and am bothered by the results, especially my liver function. Here are my results:ATS is 150 (normal range is 38 to 126).GGT is 318 (normal range is 12 to 43).SGPT is 48.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I do understand your concern. I am reviewing your case history and attached files and will get back to you in a while. Please wait for my detailed response. Thank you for reaching out to me at I hope I was able to help you. Wishing you better health.   Read Full »

Why does my urine albumin test vary? Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was having a problem with my appetite, and my doctor advised me to get an SGPT test and urine test done; and found that SGPT levels were not normal and albumin was present in the urine, but when the same test was repeated, the same month, albumin was absent and the SGPT levels were n...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your results. The first test result could be due to a temporary cause, and you should repeat the test after two weeks to see the current status. Kindly revert if you have more queries. Thank you.  Read Full »

Can Cynasine cause elevated levels of SGOT and SGPT?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner is 48 years old, weighs 187 lbs, and is an alcoholic. He has been unwell for the past six months. He is suffering from fatigue and rashes on the face and chest; intermittently, he suffers from muscle pain, shivering, and dark urine. The doctor advised taking liver function t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your case history and attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and will get back to you shortly. Thank you.  Read Full »

How to treat jaundice with high SGPT and SGOT levels?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past week, I have had symptoms of jaundice, so I went through some liver and jaundice tests, and tests came up with high levels of SGPT Or SGOT, and bilirubin is 15.3. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. First, high bilirubin, SGPT (serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase), and SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase) are the markers of liver injury. This can occur due to the following reasons - 1) Excess alcoho...  Read Full »

What are the health implications due to raised ESR and SGPT?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend has a disc bulge and lipping osteophytes. She is using a belt now to support her back. She is now experiencing continuous pain, though not unbearable. When she had the blood reports, her erythrocyte sedimentation rate is 40 mm/hr and her SGPT is 38 U/L, both above the refere...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Ramesh Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have studied your case with diligence. I have seen the reports also. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Raised ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) with raised SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase) suggest the possibility of polyarthritis. You...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for elevated levels of bilirubin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male, slim, and quite health conscious. Today I had a package blood test done. Other things are fine but in LFT total bilirubin is 1.47, direct bilirubin is 0.22, and indirect bilirubin is 1.25. SGPT and SGOT are normal. All other parameters are normal. I do not have...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You do not have any complaints. 1. Total bilirubin 1.4 2. Direct bilirubin 0.22. 3. Indirect bilirubin 1.25. Only total bilirubin is slightly elevated. For some people, if no complaints, this mild increase is common. So, you need not worry.  Read Full »

Are Vitamin D deficiency and SGPT values interrelated?

Query: Hi there,I am 27 years old male. I got my regular full-body checkup done yesterday. In the reports, my SGPT is 52.52 (higher than normal) and bilirubin (indirect) is 1.01 (higher than normal). Is there a sign of worry? A couple of months ago, I got a vitamin D test done and it came out to be 4.9 ng/...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Although the two parameters are only slightly abnormal I can fully understand your worries. With a body height of 6.17 feet and a body weight of 196.21 Ibs it is unlikely that a metabolic syndrome with a fatty liver would be the explanation, although sometimes we see t...  Read Full »

Can thistle milk supplements be given to my friend who has high SGOT and SGPT levels and takes Ademetionine tablets? Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, The doctor has prescribed Ademetionine tablets (Heptral) to one of my friends. Can I also give her a thistle milk supplement along with this? Please note that she has high levels of SGPT and SGOT. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Duraisamy Palanisamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to help you with your health queries. I read about your concern in detail. You should consult your surgeon first. Monitoring the levels of serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) and serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) is most importa...  Read Full »

Can I take Udiliv continuously for decreasing SGPT levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a chronic hepatitis B carrier stage. Last year, my DNA count was approximately ten. However, my SGPT level usually hovers around 100. I have noticed that my SGPT decreases when I take the tablet containing Ursodeoxycholic acid, and it rises again if I discontinue it. Could you k...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. First of all, it is not very wise to start and stop the medicines like Ursodeoxycholic acid because the medications like it (hepatoprotective agent) are at times the last resort of treatment. Starting and stopping medici...  Read Full »

Why do I have deranged levels of SGOT, SGPT, homocysteine, and vitamin D?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a recent complete blood checkup. In the report, the levels of SGOT, SGPT, homocysteine, and vitamin D levels are abnormal. I have attached the report. The values of SGPT and SGOT are on the higher side, whereas the values of homocysteine, HDL, and vitamin D are below normal. Please ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your reports are almost normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no need to worry. Coming to the rise in SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase), the value is significant only when there is ...  Read Full »

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