Get to know SGOT SGPT and find out the limits of normal and high levels

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Even though they are located differently, they have the same task

Table Of Contents

  • Understanding and Differences SGOT SGPT
  • Normal Levels of SGOT SGPT
  • High Levels of SGOT SGPT
  • Follow-up Test for SGOT Levels SGPT

There are various kinds of health checks that can be done when you are suspected of having a certain disease. One of them is

checking the levels of SGOT and SGPT ,Some people must be unfamiliar with the term SGOT SGPT. In fact, this enzyme is one

of the most important parts of liver health, you know!The liver plays various important roles in the body. There are many

tasks that the heart performs, such as:

  • Saving fuel from food
  • Making protein
  • Remove toxins from the body
  • Making bile

Launching Biology of the Neonate , the SGOT SGPT is a blood test that helps determine how well the liver is functioning.

The way it works is by measuring the level of aspartate aminotransferase in the blood, Too much of this enzyme can indicate

problems, such as liver damage. If the liver is injured or damaged, liver cells increase these enzymes into the blood, which

causes an increase in the levels of the SGOT SGPT enzyme,Generally, if you experience symptoms of hepatitis B or C, it is

advisable to check the condition of the SGOT SGPT.

So, what exactly is SGOT SGPT ? And whats the difference? Well, to find out more, lets see the explanation below!

Moms, although SGOPT SGPT works the same way, but has a different location. What are the differences?

SGOT ( Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase )

SGOT is a liver enzyme found in liver parenchyma cells. SGOT works by increasing levels in the blood, if there is damage to liver

cells However, SGOT is not specific, only in the liver. This enzyme can also be found in blood cells, heart cells and muscle cells.

Therefore, an increase in SGOT does not always indicate an abnormality in liver cells.

SGPT ( Serum Glutamic Pyruvate Transaminase )

Meanwhile, SGPT is an enzyme found in liver cells. When liver cells are damaged, the SGPT enzyme will be released from

the liver cells into the blood circulation and will be measured through laboratory tests. If both have high levels, then further

action is needed so as not to damage the function of organs in the body.

Normal Levels of SGOT SGPT


Launching Rady Childrens Hospital-San Diego , doctors check SGOT SGPT levels to see:
  • Disease
  • Inflammation
  • Drug content
  • Health problems

The amount of SGOT SGPT levels in the body can be known if you do a blood test. When the test results come out, the range

of SGOT SGPT levels can be classified as normal, high, or low This range varies, depending on a persons gender. The normal

range also differs between laboratoriesHowever, doctors tend to accept the following ranges:

  • Male: 10-40 units per liter (U/L)
  • Female: 9-32 U/L

The range of SGOT levels may vary slightly depending on the technique used by the laboratory However, normal reference

ranges are routinely provided by each laboratory and printed with each patients report ,High Levels of SGOT SGPT

If the SGOT test result is higher than normal, this indicates damage to one of the organs that contain the enzyme.

A high level of SGOT SGPT does not mean that it is caused by liver damage. However, there can also be damage to:

  • heart

  • Brain

  • Muscle

  • Kidney

In conditions when SGOT SGPT levels are very high, the liver can still function properly Generally, the doctor will perform several

follow-up tests to find the cause and diagnose the high levels. SGOT test results SGPT which is high and far from normal, usually

causes severe damage to an organ.

The following are some conditions that cause high SGOT SGPT levels:

  • Experiencing shock in the circulatory system
  • Acute hepatitis A or hepatitis B
  • Damage to the liver from toxins, including toxins from drugs such as acetaminophen or paracetamol
  • There is cancer or tumor in the liver
  • Tissue death in the heart
  • Lack of blood supply to the liver
  • Have diabetes mellitus
  • Inflammation of the pancreas
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Mononucleosis , caused by the Epstein-Barr virus

In addition, the precise level of these liver enzyme tests does not correlate well with the degree of liver problems or prognosis.

Thus, precise SGOT SGPT levels cannot be used to determine liver disease or predict prognosis for liver function.

For example:

a person with acute hepatitis A virus may develop a very high level of SGOT SGPT (sometimes in the range of thousands of

(units/litre). However, most people with acute viral hepatitis recover completely without residual liver disease. In contrast,

a person with chronic hepatitis C infection usually has only a slight increase in their SGOT SGPT level Meanwhile they

have severe liver injury and even advanced scarring of the liver ( cirrhosis ) from the ongoing inflammation of the small liver.

Follow-up Test for SGOT Levels SGPT

How to Reduce SGPT and SGOT Levels - [Methods & Normal Range]

If the SGOT SGPT test is not convincing, your doctor may advise you to do a follow-up test Generally

the doctor will check liver function or specifically check for liver damage. Here are the tests to run:

  • Coagulation Panel

It measures the bloods ability to clot and evaluates the function of clotting factor proteins produced in the liver.

  • Bilirubin Test

Bilirubin is a molecule and a by-product of the regular breakdown of red blood cells, which occurs in the liver.

It is usually released as bile.

  • Glucose Test

A liver that is not functioning properly can lead to very low glucose levels.

  • Platelet Count

Low platelet levels can indicate liver disease.

All of these tests are blood tests and can be completed in a complete blood panel test (CBP).

If other organs or muscles are thought to be the cause of high SGOT SGPT levels, the doctor may suggest additional testing,

such as an  ultrasound of the liver Well, thats it Moms explanation about SGOT SGPT. From now on, lets take care of the

organs in the body Perform regular health checks, because impaired liver function does not always show symptoms.

Implementing a healthy lifestyle with a healthy diet is the best resolution to reduce SGOT SGPT levels that are too high.