I'm 32 years old.
I weight 88 Kg and my height is 1.83 meters.
I have a history of chronically SLIGHTLY ELEVATED (around +15%) liver enzymes (GGT and GOT) and I've been diagnosed with fatty liver disease around 5 years ago.
This weekend - I've been feeling generally unwell as if I have an un-chewed stake in my stomach.
I was always thirsty and regardless... (0 replies)
... My LFT results are as follows
GOT/AST- 48.3(H), Range 3.1 - 38
GPT/ALT - 84.9(H), 3 - 40
GGT 70.39(H), 11 - 50
ALP -243.3, 98 - 306
T. BIL - 0.72, 0.2 - 1.1
D.Bil - 0.37(H) 0.04 - 0.25
It all started with unknown sorts of bacterial infection by end of Oct,2014 after dat... (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 always elevated in current heavy drinkers, but should normalize promptly within 30 to 90 days of sobriety. When GGT does not normalize promptly when drinking has ceased, this is a sign of chronic inflammation and possibly advanced disease. ... (3 replies)
... I am going to see my internal med doc and was wondering what sorts of tests I should ask for besides a CBC and liver panel. Is a GGT test included in a liver panel? ... (3 replies)
... Discovered the GGT liver enzyme test was most sensitive for liver inflammation and it turned out my GGT was mildly elevated. I had developed fatty liver at the time. ... (2 replies)
... You might ask for a GGT liver enzyme test to be added to your routine labs. GGT is the most sensitive marker for liver inflammation. If this is normal you should be in good shape. ... (3 replies)
We did the Fibroscan through Quest Diagnostics and they had to send the frozen blood sample to their special lab in North Carolina. I was finally able to get the results from that test today, results were as follows:
Fibrosis and Activity scores could not be calculated for this patient sample. Testing revealed an unusually high or low value for... (7 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)
I have a few questions and am looking for guidance on what my results may be leaning towards.
6 ft, 180 pounds
Generally healthy. No medical history. No Medications (OTC allergy)
No Drugs or drug history (1 replies)
... I really don't know if an isolated bump in Dilantin could bump GGT higher for this long, and I wouldn't think this could cause any lasting damage. Also don't know if a cardiac issue might raise GGT. ... (3 replies)
... GGT is a sensitive test that is affected by many medications as well as toxins. When GGT is elevated in a series of tests over time, this logically would indicate a chronic exposure to an irritating toxin or medication. ... (3 replies)
... Feb 13 blood work indicated a GGT level of 140 and in june GGT Elevated futher 165. I don't Smoke, I don't drink, I am heavy set 298lb all others normal alt, ast, alp, Bili. ... (3 replies)
... I've had abnormal liver labs over the past 4-5 months (worsening), and have been found to have gallstones (not currently blocking any ducts), and no tumors found on my liver via ultrasound and MRI. I'm concerned and my doctor is on vacation, but before my latest lab results came back he said they would need to do a scope (under sedation) if my liver levels had not yet... (0 replies)
... bill is very much spot on, and ggt is very sensitive to alcohol so your test results will be a bit of a red flag about your drinking. ... (3 replies)
... habits, and see if you truly drink moderately, or if you have some red flags that indicate problem drinking. You may get turned down, and I would make sure your GGT is back to normal before you apply to another company. You can get just that test repeated on your own, before any life insurance blood work is done again. ... (3 replies)
... I was back to normal GGT in 30 days, and unfortunately, relapsed shortly after discontinuing my meds. ... (3 replies)