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I am a 58 years female.I had an excellent cholesterol

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I am a 58 years female.I had an excellent cholesterol profile results, but my metabolic panel results were out of range. ALT 46.....AST 42....ALP 144 ....GGT 53. Does this mean that my liver is sick? Thank You. Rosa
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

no, this does not mean your liver is sick

the normal level of GGT is 0 to 51 international units per liter, so 53 is not really far out of normal range.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003458.htm

some people can have these levels and be completely normal

"normal" is based on statistics and some normal people are outside of statistical normal ranges.

some cholesterol medications can increase ALT and AST levels.

excessive use of tyelnol products and using alcohol regularly can cause your levels to be at this range.

I suspect your doctor is not worried about these levels

let me know if you have other questions.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you don't have to start a new question.

I am not worried about your alk phos being up to 144

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003470.htm

this national report says it can be up to 147 normally

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