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Aspartate Aminotransferase (SGOT)
AST, SGOT, Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase
A wide range of disease entities alters AST (SGOT), with origin from many organs. When an increased AST is from the liver, it is more likely to relate to disease of the hepatocyte. Other enzymes, including alkaline phosphatase and GT, are more sensitive indicators of biliary obstruction.
|Alternate Specimen Type||
Red, Li-heparin plasma, K2EDTA
|Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions||
SST - Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection. If a red-top tube or green-top tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.
|Additional Processing Details||
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection. If a red-top tube or green-top tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.
4 days at 15-25˚C
7 days at 2-8˚C
3 months at -20˚C
|Minimum Sample Volume||
|Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)||
Males: 0- 40 U/L
Females: 0- 32 U/L