Letters Mildly abnormal liver tests

Myth of γ glutamyltransferase

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4604 (Published 24 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4604
  1. Rousseau Gama, chemical pathologist and honorary professor of laboratory medicine1,
  2. Logan Manikam, academic foundation year 21,
  3. Helen Louise Ashby, specialist registrar in chemical pathology and metabolic medicine1
  1. 1Clinical Chemistry, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton WV10 0QP
  1. rousseau.gama{at}nhs.net

    Cobbold and colleagues state that γ-glutamyltransferase should be measured in all patients with raised serum alanine aminotransferase because if raised it would indicate alcohol related liver disease.1 Because of its ubiquitous distribution within the …

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