Is 66 a high ALT level?
Normal levels of AST and ALT may slightly vary depending on the individual laboratory’s reference values. Typically the range for normal AST is reported between 10 to 40 units per liter and ALT between 7 to 56 units per liter. Mild elevations are generally considered to be 2-3 times higher than the normal range.
What range should your liver enzymes be?
Normal range of AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) chart
|Aminotransferase enzymes||Normal range|
|AST (SGOT)||5 to 40 units per liter of serum (the liquid part of the blood)|
|ALT (SGPT)||7 to 56 units per liter of serum|
How long does it take for liver enzymes to go down?
About one-third of people with elevated liver enzymes will have normal liver enzyme levels after two to four weeks. If your liver enzymes stay high, your provider may order more blood tests, or imaging tests such as ultrasound, CT scan or MRI. They may also refer you to a liver specialist (hepatologist).
What do you need to know about liver enzymes?
There are several enzymes in the liver, including alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT). Elevated liver enzymes, found with a blood test, indicate inflamed or injured liver cells. Why does a doctor check for elevated liver enzymes?
What causes elevated liver enzymes ( AST ) and Alt?
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, both of which are viral infections, may lead to chronic and long-term damage to the liver. Hepatitis A (13) (spread via the fecal-oral route) on the other hand tends to be more acute in nature with an acute spike in AST and ALT in a short period.
When to worry about elevated liver enzyme levels?
Elevated liver enzymes may be discovered during routine blood testing. In most cases, liver enzyme levels are only mildly and temporarily elevated. Most of the time, elevated liver enzymes don’t signal a chronic, serious liver problem.
Can a person with elevated liver enzymes drink alcohol?
What’s interesting is that alcohol consumption, even in small amounts, can make existing liver conditions (such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) even worse. Because of this, it is recommended that you stop consuming alcohol if you have elevated liver enzymes – even if it is not primarily caused by alcohol consumption.