GGT is an enzyme which catalyses the transfer of glutamyl group from peptides to water, amino acids and other peptides . The enzyme is present in large amount in the kidneys, followed by liver, pancreas and prostate . Other tissues contain negligible amounts of the enzyme.
Most sensitive, but least specific of all liver functi...
male : <50
When to get Tested
When there are symptoms like weakness , fatigue , nausea , vomiting , dark urine , light coloured stools , pruritus, diarrhoea.
When the ALP test values are high but other tests that are part of the Liver panel (AST and ALT) are not Increased
Cholestasis (congestion of the bile ducts)
Hepatoma and carcinoma of pancreas
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Congestive heart failure
Unlikely to have a Liver disease
Unlikely to have consumed any Alcohol
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