May be useful as an indirect marker of alcohol abuse, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, drug intoxication, or other liver diseases.
Within 24 hours
Serum separator tube or plasma separator tube. Also acceptable: Pink (K2EDTA).
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)
Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 months
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0020009||Gamma Glutamyl Transferase||2324-2|
- Gamma GT
- Gamma-glutamyl Transpeptidase