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SGPT Test Overview

SGPT is serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase also called as ALT (Alanine aminotransferase ). The main source of enzyme ALT is liver and as compared to AST levels of ALT specifically increase in response to liver disease. 

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Summary Price Of SGPT Test

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The cost of SGPT Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of SGPT Test ranges from ₹80 to ₹220.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹200
  • Delhi: ₹160
  • Mumbai: ₹220
  • Pune: ₹200

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Frequently Asked Questions

SGPT test is done for early detection of viral hepatitis and other necrotic infections. Typically the levels increase before onset of clinical symptoms. Common symptoms of hepatitis are nausea, vomiting, jaundice and pain in abdomen
It is also used to monitor disease progression and measure the severity of a disease

SGPT test measures SGPT levels in blood

SGPT 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 SGPT levels indicate liver cell damaged seen in  hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, chronic alcohol abuse, celiac disease, infectious mononucleosis caused by Epstein-Barr virus, Gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis) and  hemochromatosis. 
Low levels of ALT are seen in vitamin B6 deficiency.
In infectious hepatitis ALT rises more than AST and the ALT/ AST ratio which is usually less than 1 becomes ≥1

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