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GGT (Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase) is an enzyme that is primarily found in the liver and bile ducts. It plays a role in the metabolism of glutathione.
Elevated levels of GGT in the blood can indicate liver or bile duct damage or disease, such as liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, or bile duct obstruction.
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It is often used in combination with other liver function tests to diagnose liver disease.
What is ggt blood test meaning?
GGT is the short name of Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase. It is found in the liver.
GGT raise in the blood whenever pathogens attack the liver. Mostly Hepatitis A Virus, HBV, and HCV attack it.
What is the normal range of ggt in blood tests for males, and females?
The normal range for GGT is :
- Male 9 to 48 units per liter (U/L)
- Female 7 and 32 U/L
What if GGT high level mean?
If a GGT test result is high, it means that the levels of the enzyme in the blood are above the normal range.
Elevated GGT levels can be caused by a variety of factors, including liver or bile duct disease, such as liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, and bile duct obstruction.
Note: it’s important to note that a high GGT level does not always indicate a serious condition.
Additional tests and clinical evaluation are necessary to determine the final cause of increasing ggt in blood.
What if GGT level low mean?
If a GGT test result is low, it means that the levels of the enzyme in the blood are below the normal range. Following are the causes of low levels of ggt.
- Gilbert’s syndromes
NOTE: GGT low level does not always indicate a specific condition and therefore additional tests and clinical evaluation are necessary to determine the cause.
What is the GGT test tube color?
Typically, a GGT test requires a red top or a serum separator tube (SST).
A red-top tube is a tube without any anticoagulant or additive.