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Blood: biochemistry - gamma glutamyl transferase (gGT)

Synonym(s): gGT, Gamma glutamyl transpeptidase, GTP

Contributor(s): Annalisa Barrelet, Kathleen P Freeman, Frank Taylor

Overview

  • Highest levels in kidney, then liver - also present in pancreas.
  • GGT in renal tubules released into urine/does not contribute to serum levels.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Colorimetric method based on emzymatic reaction.

Availability

  • Widely available.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Test results most significant in conjunction with other laboratory results and clinical findings.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references fromPubMedpublished during the last 12 months.

Other sources of information

  • Barton M H & Morris D D (1998)diseases of the Liver.In: Equine Internal Medicine. Eds: Reed S M & Bayly W M. W B Saunders Co. Philadelphia. 
  • Kaneko J J, Harvey J W & Bruss M L (1997) EdsClinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals.5th edn. Boston: Academic Press.

Organisation(s)

  • Veterinary commercial laboratories, State diagnostic laboratories or Veterinary College laboratories.


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