Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme produced by the liver. AST was formerly known as Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase. AST has origins in many organs. When an increased AST is from the liver, it is more likely to relate to disease of the hepatocyte (liver cell).SGOT/AST is an enzyme produced in the liver. Levels are elevated in case of liver cell damage which makes it a sensitive marker for assessment of hepatic function in hepatitis, jaundice, etc.
Acute and chronic hepatitis, assessment of liver function, monitoring treatment for hepatitis, monitoring drug therapy affecting liver.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.