GGT (Gamma Glutamyl Transferase)

Item code: LGGT

Why test GGT (Gamma Glutamyl Transferase)?

  • Health Check

    Discover your risk factors for lifestyle diseases in time to do something about them.
  • Monitoring

    Studies suggest that GGT is a useful value for predicting long-term health. An initial value can be tracked over time.
  • Health History

    If you have a personal or family history of liver disease, insulin resistance, atherosclerosis, haemochromatosis, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease or cancer.
  • Diet and lifestyle

    You are a moderate to heavy drinker, smoke, eat an unhealthy diet, take or have taken drugs or have other lifestyle risk factors.
  • More Information

    Recent studies suggest that GGT measurements may predict the odds of health risks such as atherosclerosis, stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, cancer and all-cause mortality in both men and women. These studies suggest that there is an increased risk of disease once GGT rises above the “low-normal” range for gender, even if GGT is within the ‘normal’ range. For some people it might be important to test GGT regularly. A 7-year Austrian study of 76,000 people found that irrespective of the original GGT measurement, individuals whose GGT concentrations increased over time had more disease and mortality risk. A decreasing GGT value resulted in a lower risk. Lower initial GGT always indicated less risk than higher. This was particularly important in men under 60 and women under 65.
  • 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 or dietary changes or do further testing.
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