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I just had my AST and ALT tested. My AST was 30. My ALT was

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Hi - I just had my AST and ALT tested. My AST was 30. My ALT was 54, which the test report indicated was out of range. Should I be concerned?:
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I have not seen a doctor yet. I did this test on my own, through RequestATest website. I am not taking any medications. I am 67 years old and hae had a lifeling addictionto sugar and junk foods.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I do not taek any medications. I am allergic to gluten, eggs and soy.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I do take traditional chinese herbs. Also I am allergic to milk.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Do you have any symptom?

Why did you take the tests?

How is the normal range of your lab?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Hello again,

I was waiting for your reply.

AST & ALT reference levels may vary between labs.

For many of them they are 5-40 & 7 - 56 usually.

You can see this link.

In liver diseases the levels are elevated, often many times.

Your ALT level is mildy elevated & is not worrying.

I hope this information helps.

If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.

Wish your good health.

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