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Test ID: GGT    
Gamma-Glutamyltransferase (GGT), Serum

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Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

8677

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnose and monitor hepatobiliary disease, it is currently the most sensitive enzymatic indicator of liver disease

 

To ascertain whether observed elevations of alkaline phosphatase are due to skeletal disease (normal gamma-glutamyltransferase: GGT) or reflect the presence of hepatobiliary disease (elevated GGT)

 

A screening test for occult alcoholism

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Photometric Rate

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Gamma Glutamyltransferase (GGT), S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Gamma-Glutamyltranspeptidase (GGTP)
GGT (Gamma-Glutamyltransferase)
GGTP (Gamma-Glutamyltranspeptidase)
Transpeptidase, Gamma-Glutamyl