Definition : Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase
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What does SGPT mean?

Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase (SGPT) or Serum Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminase (SGPT) or Alanine Transaminase (ALT) or Alanine aminotransferase (ALAT), is an enzyme produced by the liver. SGPT is released into the blood when tissues are damaged. An SGPT blood test measures the amount of the enzyme Alanine Transaminase (ALT) in the blood. SGPT test is used to determine whether the liver is damaged or inflamed.