Alanine aminotransferase

This is an important test to help diagnose and monitor liver damage.

Finger-prick blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround



About Alanine aminotransferase

What is alanine aminotransferase?

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is an enzyme found in muscle tissue, intestines and is particularly abundant in the liver. It is involved in processing nitrogen waste material from muscle tissue, which eventually ends up in urea. As ALT levels are typically only high in the liver, elevated levels in the blood are usually associated with liver damage.

Diseases associated with abnormal ALT levels include liver damage, hepatitis, diabetes, infectious mononucleosis, myopathy and heart failure.

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of ALT in the blood and is typically used to diagnose and monitor liver damage.

What's tested


How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.