Aspartate Aminotransferase

AsseyMethod: Photo Colorimetric
Abbrevation: SGOT - AST
Sector: Biochemistry
SampleType: S
S.Vol: -
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

Sample required?

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.