Paediatric Acute Hepatitis

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Dear Colleagues,


Following an increase in cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children, for patients <16 years old, we have updated our critical limit for urgent communication for ALT to >500U/L in primary and secondary care (effective 25/04/2022).


Our critical communication cut off for AST remains unchanged at >525U/L (adults and paediatrics). 


See document:


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Kind regards,

Dr Mark Lum (Consultant Chemical Pathologist) and Jamie West (Biochemistry Manager)