Test for the quantitative determination of GPT (ALT; ALAT;
EC 184.108.40.206) in blood, serum or plasma with Reflotron®.
Glutamate pyruvate transaminase (alanine aminotransferase) belongs to the group of
transaminases which catalyze the conversion of amino acids to the corresponding α-keto
acids and vice versa by transfer of amino groups. Although the highest concentrations
of alanine aminotransferase occur in the liver, smaller activities are found in the kidneys,
heart, skeletal muscle, pancreas, spleen and lung tissue.
Elevated transaminase levels can indicate myocardial infarction, hepatic disease,
muscular dystrophy and organ damage. However, increased serum activities of GPT
(ALT) are largely specific for liver parenchymal disease whereas GOT (AST) is not a
Available in a tube of 30 test/strips.