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View in Spanish: Transaminasa piruvato glutamato sérico

Serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SEER-um GLOO-tuh-mayt PY-roo-vayt tranz-A-mih-nays)
An enzyme found in the liver and other tissues. A high level of serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase released into the blood may be a sign of liver damage, cancer, or other diseases. Also called alanine transferase and SGPT.

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