AsseyMethod: Photo Colorimetric
Abbrevation: SGOT - AST
Transport: at 2-8˚c, -20˚c
Storage: 2 days at 2-8˚c ,3 months at -20˚c
Test Name: Aspartate Aminotransferase
Normal Range: Female:<31 male<37
This test is related to
Why Get Tested?
To detect liver damage
When To Get Tested?
If your doctor thinks that you have symptoms of a liver disorder
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
What is being tested?
AST is an enzyme found mostly in the heart and liver and to a lesser extent in skeletal muscle. When heart, liver or muscle cells are injured, they release AST into the bloodstream.