When the cells are injured or damaged, enzymes like ALT are released into the blood, making ALT a useful test for early detection of liver damage. This test may be used together with AST (aspartate aminotransferase) as included in a liver panel or a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) to assess liver function and possible liver diseases. Elevated ALT levels are increasingly common.
This test should usually be ordered only as a re-test. Otherwise, order our liver panel. This test requires a blood draw, which can be done at your local clinic. It will be analysed by an accredited lab, such as Karolinska, Synlab, or Unilabs. The first results are usually available within 48h.
S-ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase)
The day before the test Avoid fatty foods and alcohol today.
On the day of the test Remember to take I.D. with you when going to take a test.
What happens next?
The lab sends the results to your personal dashboard, with comments from both a doctor and a nutritionist. If results are abnormal, we recommend seeing a doctor and, if appropriate, booking an appointment with a Nordic Wellth nutrition lifestyle specialist.
You may need to make lifestyle and dietary changes.
Why test ALT?
Discover your risk factors for lifestyle diseases in time to do something about them.
You want to know how your liver health is affected by your alcohol consumption, weight, virus exposure or other lifestyle factors.
Monitor changes to your blood values as you make lifestyle changes, take supplements, or undergo treatments.