SGGT is found in the liver and kidney, but the liver contributes the largest
amount of SGGT to the blood.
Although it can be used to evaluate liver disease, it is widely used in
the monitoring of alcoholic patients. Relatively small amounts of imbibed
alcohol can have significant effects on the SGGT levels.
Elevations found in:
- Occult alcholoism
- Liver disease
- Gall bladder disease
- Barbiturate use
*These are general values taken from a variety of
sources. The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one
type of testing protocol to another.
Operational Medicine 2001, Health
Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau
of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington,
Military Obstetrics & Gynecology
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