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Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST/SGOT)

Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST/SGOT) CPT: 84450

Synonyms

Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase

SGOT

Transaminases

Expected Turnaround Time

Within 1 day

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum (preferred) or plasma (lithium heparin only). EDTA plasma causes decreased results.

Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Container

Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, green-top (heparin) tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube.

Collection

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements

Patient Information

To detect liver damage and/or to help diagnose liver disease.

When a healthcare practitioner thinks that you have symptoms of a liver disorder, such as abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, jaundice (yellow skin), or potential exposure to a hepatitis virus; as part of a comprehensive metabolic panel when you have a routine health exam.

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm.