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Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Alanine Aminotransferase Technology

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics announced the launch of Vitros ALTV Slides, a method that uses dry slide technology for the measurement of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), a key liver function enzyme found in serum and plasma. 

ALT is used in the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases and certain liver diseases, such as viral hepatitis and cirrhosis. Due to its distribution primarily in the liver, elevated ALT levels are highly suggestive of liver damage, and ALT measurements are particularly useful in the diagnosis and management of liver disease, Ortho said.