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Test Code ALT ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE (ALT), SERUM

Additional Codes

Software Test Code
SoftID ALT
EPIC LAB132

Performing Laboratory

NorDx Laboratories

Useful For

The diagnosis and treatment of certain liver diseases (e.g., viral hepatitis and cirrhosis) and heart disease.

Method Name

Spectrophotometry (SP)

Reference Values

 0 - 40 IU/L

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 Day

Specimen Type

Submit one of the following:

~ Plasma 

~ Serum

Preferred Container

Plasma Separator Tube (PST) 

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Preferred Volume

Plasma: 1 mL (Plasma Separator Tube (PST)) 

Serum: 1 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Minimum Volume

Plasma: 0.3 mL (Plasma Separator Tube (PST))

Serum: 0.3 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Specimen Collection and Handling

Spin specimen, separate from clot and send refrigerated.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Plasma

Refrigerated: 7 Days

Must be spun/separated within: 2 Hours

Specimen Type: Serum

Refrigerated: 7 Days

Must be spun/separated within: 2 Hours

Add On Capable

Yes

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

84460 Transferase, Alanine Amino (ALT) (SGPT), Quantitative  

Acceptable Alternative Container(s)

Red Top Tube

Orange Top Tube (Rapid clot serum)

LOINC Code Information

1742-6

Performing Laboratory Location

NorDx Laboratories