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I am a 25 years old male with no health problems. I just repeated my lft recently to double check my bilirubins which came back higher (total 1.55, direct 0.48) in august last year when i had a routine annual medical examination from office. At that time, apart from the bilirubin my LDL cholesterol wad also higher upto 154 while all other liver enzymes, CBC, CHEST XRAY, CREATININE, FBG, URINE DR were very normal.

So after repeating my ALT is higher upto 51 ( last time 25u/l). Ggt is also 60 (last time it was 45). Bilirubin this time is normal (total 0.7, direct 0.2). All other enzymes are normal. So, maybe last time bilirubin increased was due to fasting but this time ALT increase has worried me. What could be the reason? Could it be same like a temporary increase just as i found in bilirubin. Any opinions will be highly appreciated.

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replied February 13th, 2017
Liver Disorders, Hepatitis A,B,C Answer A60317
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

An ALT / SGPT of 51 is not significantly high. You can relax as no further testing is required based on such minimal elevation. If it was 2 to 3 times high then viral hepatitis profile could have been considered.

Wishing you best of health


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