Alanine Aminotransferase, Serum or Plasma
0020008
Ordering Recommendation
Submit With Order
Mnemonic
ALT
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate used as an anticoagulant. Hemolyzed specimens. Specimens containing cellular material.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 3 days; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week  
Reference Interval
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation).
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
84460
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020008Alanine Aminotransferase
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Cross References
  • Alanine transaminase
  • ALT
  • AST/ALT ratio
  • GPT
  • Serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase
  • SGPT
  • Transaminase, SGPT