... I'm not a doctor, but aside from that one spike in your serum iron your labs look GREAT. GGT is the most sensitive marker for liver inflammation and having GGT down in the teens is remarkably good. ... (1 replies)
... ferritin level was 12.. Then a week later I went for blood work for my ent and the iron was 243 and ferritin was 8. My lfts are alt 17 ast18 alkaline phos is 55 ggt is 12 bili is .5.. I'm a male who has been a vegetarian for 5 years but decided to go back to meat.. ... (1 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)
... Thank you so much for answering may queries.
I forgot to add my heart and arteries test. I don't know if this will also matter:
Cholesterol - 291 HIGH 140 - 199
HDL - 45 35 - 80
LDL - 174 HIGH 0 - 129... (2 replies)
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)
... 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)
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)