Dear all, I hope someone can shed some light on this for me. I would class myself as a moderate drinker, but my work(sales) often requires me to entertain clients, so I have a couple of drinks most evenings. Obviously, as I'm working, I don't get drunk! Weekends, maybe five pints, and sometimes a bottle of wine with Sunday dinner. In my students days I put away considerably more than that, but those days are long ago - I'm in my mid 40's.
My new job offers an annual health screening, so I took the opportunity with both hands and didn't drink at all for a month beforehand.
I was expecting a clean bill of health, but I was startled to find my ggtp was 110. ALT and AST were both well within the guidelines (35 and 20 respectively), but I'm still surprised to see elevated ggtp levels.
Can anyone shed some light on these numbers? What could they mean? Am I in trouble? I thought ggtp indicated immediate damage, so I don't understand why it would be elevated after a month without a drop of alcohol.
Many thanks in advance for your advice.