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I would like to know exactly what a "GGT001958" item on a blood test (with a range of 0-65) is supposed to tell you, and why/how I could post a level of 48 on this test and then, just 6-months later, get a reading of 161 ??
Welcome to Just Answer.GGT or Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase is an enzyme found in the body,mainly the liver.Its elevation co-relates with liver,biliary system and pancreatic disease.It is also used as a marker for certain addictions,especially excessive alcohol intake.Recently it has been found elevated in Cardiovascular Disease,type 2 diabetes with increased body mass.GGT has been found in atherogenous plaques,hence it is linked to atherosclerosis.The usual cause of such elevation of GGT is increased alcohol intake 3-4 weeks prior to the test.
Thank you, ***** *****! That was a comprehensive answer and you hit the nail right on the head! For some months prior to the test with the high reading, I had been consuming easily 2-bottles of (cheap) 7-8% alcohol wine, plus often a bottle of 14% champagne to chase it, so it all comes at no great surprise, but I didn't know it was THAT bad. Obviously, it was! As you can imagine, other liver functions that I was already familiar with were also in the ozone on that test, although I had no idea what the GGT001958 reading meant. Many thanks for clarifying that and interpreting it for me! By the way, it might please you to know that I stopped drinking altogether right after that test, based on the other readings alone. Now, you just gave me one more reason to stay dry. Thanks again!