Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Gamma GT Test in Kenya

Brief Description

It is a test that measures the amount of GGT in the blood to detect diseases of the liver or bile duct

Synonyms

y-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)"," glutamyl transpeptidase

Patient Preparation

Patient is required to fast (avoid eating and drinking except water) for at least 8 hours to the test"," avoid taking Phenobarbital"," birth control pills or clofibrate.

Sample Type

Serum or plasma

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml

Sample collection Container

Gel-barrier"," red-top or green top tube (lithium heparin). Avoid using EDTA"," oxalate or citrate p

Sample collection instructions

The plasma or serum should be separated from the cells within 45 minutes of sample collection

Sample storage

Preferred storage is at room temperature for up to 14 days

Reference range

Male: 0-65IU/L"," Female: 0- 60 IU/L

Results Turnaround

Within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

It is associated with jaundice"," intrahepatic cholestasis and pancreatitis.High levels are indicated in systemic lupus erythematosus"," pancreatic carcinoma"," hepatitis and cirrhosis.