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Gamma GGT Test Overview

Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) is found in a large amount in the liver. When there is damage to the liver or bile ducts, GGT levels are increased. The level of GGT in a blood sample is determined with this test.

Gamma glutamyl transferase [GGTP] is an enzyme mostly found in the liver, but in case of liver injury these enzymes may leak into the blood. It is an indirect marker of alcohol abuse. 

WRITTEN BY: Dr.Shibani R Medical Writer, Medical Affairs

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GGTP Gamma GT Serum Test Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the GGTP Gamma GT Serum Test with a clear pricing structure.

The GGTP Gamma GT Serum Test Price in Mumbai is ₹ 370 .

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Frequently Asked Questions

A GGT test may be recommended when you display signs and symptoms of liver disease. Some of the most common symptoms of liver disease are

  • Weakness, fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling in abdomen and abdominal pain
  • Dark urine or light coloured stool
  • Jaundice like symptoms

GGT test is also ordered for candidates who may be suspected of alcohol abuse or those who are undergoing treatment for alcohol recovery to monitor the effectiveness.

A GGT test is usually ordered along with other routine Liver function tests and sometimes along with ALP test – alkaline phosphatase test, an enzyme found in liver and bones.

  • This test helps rule out liver disease or a bile duct disease
  • It also helps to differentiate between liver and bone disease
  • Also used to monitor alcohol abuse

GGT or Gamma Glutamyl Transferase is a common enzyme that is present in all organs but is found in the highest concentration in the liver. GGT is an extremely sensitive liver enzymes and therefore is very useful to detect liver problems and especially bile duct problems. The bile ducts carry the bile from liver to enzyme and any damage in bile ducts due to tumours or stones lead to an elevated GGT level. This damage to bile duct results in dark coloured urine or light-coloured stool. The GGT test is used along with other liver function tests for proper diagnosis of liver disorders if it is suspected. GGT levels are high when there is a chronic alcohol abuse.

The GGTP test is useful in the diagnosis of:
-Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, 
-Drug intoxication, or other liver diseases 
- Biliary Tract Disease

The test measures the levels of GGTP in the blood. 

This test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer. 

High levels may occur due to damage to the liver or bile duct. This may occur in cases of cirrhosis, hepatitis, alcohol abuse, diabetes, pancreatitis or even certain drug toxicities. 

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