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Lab Test Dictionary

Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT, SGPT)


Synonyms

SGPT, ALT, Serum Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminase

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD Chemistry


Epic ID

LAB132

Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

3 hours

Stat TAT

1 hour


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1.0 ml Blood

Container Type

Light Green (Lithium Heparin PST)

Collection Instructions

Avoid hemolysis (Red top tube also acceptable)


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Test Volume Required

0.3 ml plasma or serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 ml plasma or serum

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge and separate.


Comments

NOTE: For small infants, 0.6 ml in light green microtainer is acceptable.


CPT Codes

84460


Revised

01-26-06

Initials

LGS