Alanine Transaminase (ALT): What’s in the Blood?

Learn more Alanine Transaminase (ALT) lab test and what can alter lab test results.

Alanine Transaminase ALT for short and is also known as Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase (SGPT).
It is an enzyme mostly found in the liver, but the test measures the amount/concentration of this enzyme in the blood.

Read More

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP): What’s in the Blood?

Learn more about alkaline phosphatase what what can interfere with ALP lab tests.

An alkaline phosphatase (ALP) test measures the amount of ALP in your blood. Where is this enzyme found in the body? ALP is an enzyme found in many parts of your body. Each part of your body produces a different type of ALP. Most ALP is found in your liver, bones, kidneys, and digestive system.

Read More

Albumin: What’s in the Blood?

Learn more about albumin and what interferes with albumin levels in your lab tests.

Albumin makes up 50-60% of blood plasma proteins. It is a protein found in the blood plasma. Albumin is synthesized by the liver, and used as an index of hepatic functional status in chronic liver disease. An albumin test may be ordered if your liver or kidneys aren’t working as they should. 

Read More