LABOKLIN Service ID: 4
Alanine Aminotransferase (Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminase)
serum or EDTA plasma or heparin plasma 0.5 ml
In contrast to horses, cattle and pigs, this parameter is liver-specific in dogs and cats. ALT is found only in the cytoplasm, therefore even minor cell damage is apt to cause elevation. Isolated rise of value also occurs in case of portosystemic shunt.