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ALT

Published on January 23, 2018

ALT

SIM

12250 

CPT

84460 

Synonyms

ALT - Alanine Aminotransferase, SGPT - Glutamic Pyruvate                                                                          

Specimen Type

Plasma or serum 

Container

3.5 ml Green - Lithium heparin plasma separator
4.0 ml Gold-top serum separator

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml plasma or serum
Min:  0.5 ml

Additional Information

none

Patient Preparation

none

Specimen Processing Instructions

Plasma:  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes
Serum:  Allow to clot.  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes
Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room temperature:  8 hours   Refrigerated: 5 days 

Rejection Criteria

If not centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

Reference Range

8-39 IU/L

Critical Value

none 

Test Includes

ALT 

Methodology

Kinetic rate method 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

1-23-18

Supplemental

  

Reviewed by Sandy Hammett on January 23, 2018

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