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Transaminase: GOT (AST), GPT (ALT)
Dr. Wu's Liver diseases
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(by Jau-Shin WU, M.D., Ph.D.)
(Posted Sep. 16, 1996; Updated May 14, 2009)



Elevation of the serum level:

Determination of serum transaminase:

Objects and usefulness

Reference value: (depends on methods)

Abnormality of serum GOT and GPT:

A) Hepatobiliary diseases:

1) Acute hepatitis:

(2) Chronic hepatitis:

(3) Cirrhosis of the liver:

(4) Alcoholic liver disease:

(5) Tumor of the liver (benign and malignant):

(6) Biliary tract diseases:

(B) Cardiac diseases:

(C) Striated muscle diseases:

(D) Shock:

(E) Others:

GOT isoenzyme:

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(By Jau-Shin Wu, M.D.; Posted Sep. 16, 1996; Revised May 12, 2009)

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