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AST 145, ALT 79

May 1, 2004

I recently had blood work done and my AST was 145 and my ALT was 79. My doctor had me then undergo an untrasound of my liver and he said the reults of that test were fine. How could this be if my AST and ALT are so high?. What is the problem then?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Many things can result in these enzymes being elevated, which would not necessarily be seen by ultrasound. These can include medications, recreational drugs, alcohol, infections, among others.

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