I'm a 28 year old healthy female (5'11", 150 lbs). I exercise and eat mostly healthy. I drink moderately (2-3 times/wk). Since I'm hoping to get pregnant in 4 months my doctor did some blood work. Everything was normal except for an AST of 49 and an ALT of 60. My doctor said to avoid alcohol and retest in one month, and if it's still high then she will retest again in another 6 months. If it's still high then she will run other tests. She doesn't want me to get pregnant until they're down. I'm worried that they won't go down before I'd like to get pregnant. IF it's still high in a month is it appropriate to ask my doctor to start running tests at that point? I know the longer I wait to get pregnant, the harder it will get.

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replied December 27th, 2017

Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum. ‎

ALT (also called alanine aminotransferase or SGPT) is found in the liver only. The normal range ‎‎of ALT levels is between 5 IU/L to 60 IU/L.

AST (aspartate aminotransferase) is an enzyme found in high amounts in heart muscle and liver ‎and skeletal muscle cells. It is also found in lesser amounts in other tissues.‎
The normal range is 10 to 34 IU/L.‎

Laboratory test results need to be assessed keeping in mind the complete clinical status of a patient.

In case, other than the slight elevation, of your liver enzymes, you do not have any other symptoms, then there is no need to worry. The changes could be just age related changes.




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