Common reference intervals for aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) in serum: results from an IFCC multicenter study


Ceriotti F., Henny J., Queralto J., Ziyu S., Ozarda Y., Chen B., ...More

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE, vol.48, no.11, pp.1593-1601, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/cclm.2010.315
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1593-1601

Abstract

Background: Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) measurements are important for the assessment of liver damage. The aim of this study was to define the reference intervals (RIs) for these enzymes in adults, paying attention to standardization of the methods used and careful selection of the reference population.