Also Known As
Aspartate Aminotransferase, Aspartate Transaminase, AST, Serum Glutamic-Oxaloacetic Transaminase, SGOT
The Purpose of an AST Blood Test
What is AST SGOT in a blood test? Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) and Serum Glutamic-Oxaloacetic Transaminase (SGOT) are both names for an enzyme found throughout the body, particularly in the liver. An AST SGOT blood test is often used to diagnose or monitor acute or chronic hepatitis, or for monitoring drug therapy that affects the liver. It’s one of several Personalabs tests that assess liver function.
What Does the AST SGOT Test Measure?
Testing will measure the level of AST in the blood. Your physician may want to run other tests at the same time, particularly when trying to diagnose an issue with your liver health. Commonly ordered tests include the:
Who Should Take an AST Blood Test?
This test can be used if you want to screen for liver problems, or if your physician is trying to make a diagnosis and wants to track your liver function. It may also be employed if you need to keep tabs on your hepatitis treatment or are experiencing symptoms associated with liver damage, such as jaundice.
AST SGOT Blood Test Preparation
No special preparation is required for the blood draw.
SGOT AST Test Results
An increase in AST from the liver indicates potential damage or disease in the liver cell; if AST SGOT is low, that is considered normal. AST levels typically range between 8 and 45 units per liter, but that can vary based on factors such as gender, age, and the lab that conducted the test.
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Where Can I Get an AST SGOT Test Near Me?
Taking care of your health has never been easier when you use Personalabs tests. We partner with Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics, two of America’s leading clinical laboratories, so you can access more than 4,000 lab locations across the country. You’re sure to find a convenient location for your AST SGOT testing.
We’ve streamlined the testing process for you:
Step 1: Find the test you want to purchase online and download the corresponding lab order. (You won’t need preapproval from your doctor, depending on which state you live in.)
Step 2: Visit our lab locator and make an appointment for the blood draw.
Step 3: Bring the AST test order to the lab when it’s time for your appointment.
Step 4: You can expect to receive test results in your private and secure Personalabs account within 2 to 10 business days. (Contact us if you need a specific turnaround time, which can vary by test location, and we will contact the lab on your behalf.)
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