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I have a question on AST(SGOT) It is about my mother she is

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I have a question on AST(SGOT)
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: It is about my mother she is 71y and is diabetic she just found out via blood test that this SGOT was 58 and SGPT is 30
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: I am not sure, I believe it was blood is that your question?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Doctor asked for an ultrasound My mother is diabetic - has been for 18 years
Submitted: 23 days ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 23 days ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This is mildly elevated SGOT. SGPT looks normal range.
This can be due to the medications like statin commonly prescribed for high cholesterol.
Lab error is another common cause.
Fatty liver is also a possibility --diabetes is a predisposing factor.
Health diet, exercises, avoiding weight gain are good approaches for liver problem.
The test can be repeated again after a month.

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