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Blood: biochemistry - gamma glutamyl transferase (gGT)

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


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

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, USA. 
  • Kaneko J J, Harvey J W & Bruss M L (1997) Eds. Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 5th edn. Academic Press, USA.

Organisation(s)

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

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