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The full form of SGPT is Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase. The SGPT is often named as (ALT)alanine aminotransferase. SGPT is an enzyme commonly found in plasma, many body tissues and mostly in the liver. That means the highest concentration of SGPT is found in the liver. The volume of SGPT in the blood is increased with liver disorders, and other causes include, Diabetes, Heart attack, Obesity, Hepatitis C, etc. Some medicines can also increase levels of SGPT.
The blood test of SGPT is performed to determine the quantity of GPT (Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminase) in blood serum.
SGPT (Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase)