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ask: what is the normal liver enzyme count for 40 year old female?

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Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hi Anonymous,
Liver enzymes are special proteins found in the liver, There is not just one but rather four main enzymes. They include aspartate aminotransferase (AST or SGOT) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT or SGPT). These enzymes are normally contained within liver cells. In addition to AST and ALT, alkaline phosphatase, 5' nucleotidase, and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) are other enzymes located in the liver. The normal range of values for AST (SGOT) is from 5 to 40 units per liter of serum (the liquid part of the blood).The normal range of values for ALT (SGPT) is from 7 to 56 units per liter of serum.The ranges of AST and ALT numbers may differ slightly depending on the technique and protocols used by different laboratories. However, normal reference ranges are routinely provided by each laboratory and printed in the report. This applies to both adult males and females.
Hope this answers your question,
Maryann

August 19, 2011 - 4:05pm
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