... Phos elevation often means sluggish bile flow, usually due to stones or gallbladder disease. A GGT liver enzyme test might confirm this, as poor bile flow should pop GGT high. ... (1 replies)
... Your husband's labs and imaging look like a medical textbook description of mid-stage alcoholic cirrhosis. GGT through the roof with AST double ALT (a 2:1 De Ritis ratio); low platelets and enlarged spleen with coarse/heterogeneous texture to the liver on ultrasound are all classic signs of serious disease.
Attempting to guess when the wheels will come off in a medical... (2 replies)
... Could someone explain labs in plain terms? It is obvious thing are getting worse, but how bad??
His MELD went from a 8 to a 13 in 6 months.
I feel the his University DR is giving false hope. Where his FP said 6 months to 1 yr. He continues to drink daily. (even fooled the Dr and said he would go to treatment)
He has had a variceal bleed in 12/2014, has HE medically... (2 replies)
... I encountered similar issue as you, as my GGT also high, and I am also taking Lexapro 10mg daily. ... (1 replies)
... Hi everyone. Started with a new physician at the beginning of the year for an annual exam. All labwork came back really good with the exception of my LFT's. The upper limit of normal for my lab is: ALT: 72 AST: 59 GGT: 73.
I had blood drawn 4 times in the last 3 months and here are my scores:
ALT: 85 (Jan) 227 (Feb) 82 (Mar) 145 (April)
AST: 84 (Jan) 113 (Feb)... (1 replies)
... hi BillinSD
changed my nickname probably Forum Rules!
It is now Two months..With a healthy lifestyle in addition to physical activity
I've examined the liver Ultrasound.
Liver returned to normal size. With simple fatty liver. (12 replies)
... The only med I'm on is Lexapro for anxiety and I've just started on milk thistle. ALT is double a normal AST reading. GGT is elevated too. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Bill. You seem to have a vast knowledge of the subject matter. I'm searching for a direction on my own issue. I have elevated ALT 2x upper limit and GGT 2.5x upper limit. Normal AST, Albumin, ALP, Protein, billi, etc. ... (5 replies)
... here is anything wrong. Some statin drugs will cause elevated results. If your ALP is also elevated then you may need to be concerned. But just a small rise in GGT is not a sign of anything wrong. ... (3 replies)
... I was also sent for a Hep A, B, and C test just in case, though I have no risk factors for that at all. They said it's routine here when GGT comes back higher as the next step in the workup. ... (3 replies)
... I feel your anxiety as well. I just got my GGT results and it was 122. All other normal but I'm freaking out. I'm done with alcohol. Hope you get some answers. ... (3 replies)
... n January 22. My doctor notified me that I should have my liver function tests redone. All came back within the normal range, except for GGT. On January 22 my GGT was 44. On January 25 it was 40. Normal range is up to 30. ... (3 replies)
... GGT of 310 in a nearly teetotal patient is distressing, but still it is fortunate you discovered this. Many doc's don't include GGT in routine labs. ... (2 replies)
... I just want to ask a question why is that my ggt is elevated while the other test are normal? ... (2 replies)
... I just want to ask a question why is that my ggt is elevated while the other test are normal? ... (0 replies)
... I'm still skeptical of the GGT being a significant cardiac marker though. ... (3 replies)
... Thank you, BillinSD, for taking the time to respond to me. I will definitely be calling my docs to get to the bottom of this. This test was ordered as a standard for a Life Insurance check. If the culprit was gallblader disease do you know if any of the other numbers below would be off too?
All my other results are below:
Cholesterol 161 mg/dL RANGE is 140 - 199 ... (3 replies)
... possible clue to your elevated GGT. The liver dumps it garbage into bile for disposal and any sluggishness in the biliary system will affect the liver and bump GGT higher. ... (3 replies)
... I did a blood test last week and just got the results. Everything was normal except the GGT test. It came back as 120. All other ALT, etc were normal. ... (3 replies)
... GGT is a VERY sensitive marker for liver inflammation that tends to jump around a lot, literally from week to week. This said, seeing GGT up near 400 is cause for concern, and steps should be taken to monitor and lower this. Fatty liver is epidemic now days, but ultrasound should have showed this. ... (1 replies)