Rambabu K, Shaafie IA, Ansari AA, Basha SA, Ziu MM.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya.
Biochem Med Metab Biol. 1991 Oct;46(2):140-4.
Variations in the levels of serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) were measured in control subjects and in 39 adult primary idiopathic hypothyroidism (PIH) patients. The serum GGT activity was low in PIH patients compared to that of control subjects. A more significant correlation was found between serum GGT and T3 (r = 0.766) but not with T4 (r = 0.476). The comparison of serum GGT with TSH has revealed that those two parameters are not parallel with each other (r = -0.454). No significant correlation between serum GGT activity, age, and sex in PIH patients and control subjects was observed. The present available data indicate that measurement of serum GGT might be useful as a marker index in PIH patients.
Keywords: Studies on serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase in primary idiopathic hypothyroidism patients.