My son had his 1 year checkup 2 months ago. His ALT was at 51. His doctor suggested that we keep an eye on the ALT. Since then my son had done the test 2 more times and the level is going up (59 and 92 respectively). Other test results were within the normal ranges (Alkaline Phosphatase , Calcium [2.51], GGT , Phosphate [1.64], Hemoglobin , Hematocrit [0.33], RBC [4.0], Mcv , Mchc , Rdw [12.6] Platelet count , wbc [8.2], Neutropils [0.9], Lymphocytes [5.1], Monocytes [0.6], Eosinophils [1.5], Basophils [0.2], Calcium [2.61], Creatinine , urea [2.7], ferritin , Iron , Tibc , Transferrin Saturation [0.21], Protein total , Albumin ). Also Anti-HAV (IGM) is negative and Anti-HBS is 112.1.
My doctor said he doesn't know what is causing the ALT to go up. He suggested testing the ALT again in a month and also test for Hep A and C.
I am giving Iron-supplement to my son everyday, will that cause elevated ALT level?
I haven't been fasting my son for 12 hours before the test, will that cause false test results?
Can you describe the most common causes for ALT to slowly go up?
I also read that ALT level can be twice as high in infant. Is there adjustment for 14 months old?
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