For patients in whom unexplained elevations in SGOT and SGPT concentrations are found, determination of the serum iron level is recommended to screen for asymptomatic precirrhotic hemochromatosis. Care must be taken to differentiate between hereditary hemochromatosis and secondary iron accumulation due to liver disease.
Kobylak, Lester P.
"Elevated Serum Transaminase as a Presenting Clue for Precirrhotic Hemochromatosis,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 32
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