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View in Spanish: Alanina transferasa

Alanine transferase (A-luh-neen TRANZ-fer-ays)
An enzyme found in the liver and other tissues. A high level of alanine transferase released into the blood may be a sign of liver damage, cancer, or other diseases. Also called serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase and SGPT.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.