Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Alanine Aminotransferase,Plasma

Test Name: Alanine Aminotransferase,Plasma
Alternate Name(s): ALT
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Green top Microtainer (BD 365985)
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Green top
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Serum from a 5 mL Gold top or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube is also acceptable.

The minimum volume required for pediatric samples is 0.2 mL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: Male: ≤41 U/L

Female: ≤33 U/L
Effective Date: 2008-11-15
Revised Date: 2014-02-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Used in the evaluation of liver disease; elevated in most forms of liver disease.
Special Processing:  
Comments: The presence of hemolysis may falsely elevate ALT.
Method of Analysis: Enzymatic rate
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
ALT
 
Referred To:  

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