... Is the GGT enzyme something they would have done during the normal blood test? ... (2 replies)
... ss a stone is obstructing the duct. Hepatitis, like chronic C, should be ruled out as well, and a serum ferritin to check for iron overload should be done too. A GGT enzyme is also very helpful to see if the enzyme elevation is more related to alcohol, as it is most sensitive for alcoholic hepatitis. Your new Dr. ... (2 replies)
... Another lab you might want to ask for is the GGT liver enzyme test. The GGT is so sensitive it is not normally included in routine labs as it frequently pops high with very little provocation. ... (2 replies)
... HI all, just thought i would post them to date, let me know what you think:
3 weeks after world cup binge, chronic gastritis and possible A-hep? Ultrasound is clear and normal too.
serum urea=3.4 LOW END
tsh=1.38mul (0.27-4.20) (0 replies)
... 1-) TEST 1 (October 29, 2012):
Symptoms: gas, bloating and sharp pain in the right hand side quadrant.
ULTRASOUND on October 29, 2012 : signs of hepatic steatosis.
Note: I do not drink alcohol. I was overweight.
bilirubine direct: 0.83 mg/dL (range: 0.-0.3)
bilrubine total: 1.4 mg/dl (range: 0.2-1.3)
ast: 167 U/L (range: 17-59)
alt: ... (1 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)
... I am looking for some advice after getting results back on a life insurance test last week. The GGT level was 248. I am a moderate drinker and we went out to a party the sat night before the Monday afternoon test. ... (3 replies)
... I just read my blood test results from the community Health Fair that came in the mail while I was out of town the last week. They showed I had "High" levels in 3 tests that point to liver issues, as best I can tell. Here they are:
GGT of 207 (3-85 is normal)
AST (SGOT) is 87 (10-35 is normal)
ALT (SGPT) is 94 (9-60 is normal)
My on-line research indicates that the ratio... (0 replies)
... Hi -
Even if your sweetheart has cirrhosis, IF he will get help and stop drinking NOW - then his liver may eventually and sufficiently recover for him to have a reasonably normal life. Assuming that there is nothing else (such as a hepatitis virus) contributing to his liver damage, then by completely removing alcohol - and with positive dietary and lifestyle changes, the... (7 replies)
... ALT 24 AST 23 and GGT 36. Are these OK readings? ... (1 replies)
... bit and so was my GGT. Ofcoursei freaked out as i do and i work in ER so asked a few Doctor collegues what the result meant and they teased me !! the level of my GGT was 71. I thought it was high but the Docs said it wasnt high just very slightly raised !! ... (0 replies)
... Hi BillinSD, thank you for your reply, they only gave us the numbers on AST, ALP & the GGT, I didn't know anything about a ALT. I've talked to him about stopping and he has it in his head that he has cirrhosis and there is no need to stop now even though he had me to read off the symptoms. I told him he needs to go to the doctor to find out whats going on and he won't go, so I... (7 replies)