Talk:Alanine transaminase

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Routine blood draw[edit]

Is there a reason why the testing procedure bothers to describe a routine blood draw? 69.106.249.173

No.

Two comments: (1) Article might benefit from some artist showing chemical structures (beyond my competence); (2) I agree with the previous comment -- describing how to take blood seems off the subject. There is also a Wikipedia article on venipuncture that describes blood sampling quite well. I think the last paragraph could be deleted. DavidB 01:35, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

I removed the blood draw paragraph. linas 03:57, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 16:23, 10 November 2007 (UTC)


Would it be useful to compare the relative uses for AST and ALT in differential diagnosis? I believe one of these tests is more specific than the other for liver damage. More elaboration on the clinical use of these tests would be great. If the AST is elevated and the ALT is not...what does that mean. What if the bilirubin is up too?etc.etc. January 31, 2009

ALT levels[edit]

What is meant by "Significantly elevated levels"?

Kd6ttl (talk) 04:54, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Reaction diagram[edit]

ALT is described as catalysing the transfer of an amino group from alanine to alpha-ketoglutarate (alanine + alpha-ketoglutarate to glutamate + pyruvate), but the image shows the reaction in the opposite sequence. Is there a reason for this? Arripay (talk) 22:24, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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I set article importance to "high", given that this appears to be a standard part of common blood test batteries. linas 03:54, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 03:54, 5 April 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 07:02, 29 April 2016 (UTC)