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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 4, 2008
  • 10:57 AM

i just wnt to ask one question,that may be very helpful for me.so if anybody knows answer please tell me .my question is''why do psychiatrists advise for SGPT test??'' how importent is this in ruling out the physiological causes of depression.i have another question in my mind and that is ''what is the importance of TBG and anti TPO test in diagnosis of hypothyroidism?''
hope you people here will give me a satisfactory answer.
thank you

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  • SGPT test (also called an ALT test) is a measure of liver function. It is raised if there is damage to hepatocytes. Derranged liver function can cause cerebral manifestations (confusion, depression, coma etc). In addition, it might tell the clinician if you drink a lot of alcohol (which damages hepatocytes), and is also a cause of depression.TBG is 'thyroxine binding globulin' and is a protein which binds thyroid hormones in the plasma. Low TBG would potentially mean higher levels of free circulating thyroid hormones even with normal thyroid function. Anti-TPO antibodies give the doctor an idea of a possible cause of your thyroid condition. High levels suggest that you are producing antibodies to your own thyroid gland which could cause hypo or hyper thyroidism. There's much more information on the web.
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