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  • Gamma Glutamyl Transferase

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    Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) is an enzyme that is primarily found in liver, kidney and pancreas. It is also found in other tissues including spleen, intestine, brain and heart.

    Gamma Glutamyl Transferase GGT

    Cost Rs. 200/-

    Why is the GGT test done?

    This test is usually done to find the cause of elevated alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in the body. When individuals suffer from liver diseases or bile duct diseases the levels of GGT and ALP increases, but when the individual suffers from bone disease only ALP increases. With the help of this test, doctors can find out if the individual is suffering from liver disease, bile duct disease, or bone disease. Gamma glutamyl transferase test is also done in conjunction with other tests like bilirubin test to evaluate liver disease. GGT test is also done to evaluate health conditions like acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholism, liver metastasis and carcinoma.

    How do I prepare for the test?

    Medicines like cimetidine, methotrexate, carbamazepine, isotretinoin and many other medications can increase the level of GGT in the blood. Do not drink alcohol before the test.

    What do the results indicate?

    If the results show a higher level of GGT it indicates that you might be suffering from a condition that can damage your liver, but it cannot specifically point out the cause for it. It certainly hints that the individual might have health issues like liver disease, diabetes, pancreatitis and even alcohol abuse.

    For more information, please contact us at +91 22 66949876 / 9833141024 or email us at disha@pathologylabindia.com for any test requirement or any query related to our pathology lab

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