Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Alanine Aminotransferase (SGPT) (ALT), Plasma/Serum Order Code : ALT
Synonyms: SGPT; Alanine Aminotransferase, Glutamic Pyruvate Transaminase
Specimen Type: Plasma/Serum
Container Type: Mint-top gel tube (Lithium heparin) or SST Gold-top tube
Required Volume: 1 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.6 mL (1 full microtainer tube) whole blood
Methodology: Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Standard Run Times: 24 hours/7 days a week
Turnaround Time: 24 hours/next day
Special Handling: Specimens must be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection. After centrifugation, specimens are stable for 7 days at 2 to 8°C.
CPT Codes: 84460
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB132
SHC EPIC Code: LABALT
Causes For Rejection: Specimens collected in container types not listed above.
Department: Chemistry