Lab Test : Aspartate Aminotransferase

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Alternate:AST; GOT; Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase
Includes:AST;GOT
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:GOT
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.1 mL
Container:3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)
Temperature:Transport to laboratory within 1 hour of drawing.
Rejection:N/A
Normal:0-45 IU/L
Uses:Liver function test, elevated in cirrhosis, hepatitis, congestive heart failure, many cases of pancreatitis; Reye's Syndrome; shock; extrahepatic biliary obstruction and pericardial effusion.
Limitations:Hemolysis may falsely elevate results.
Method:Biochromatic rate (NAD/NADH)
 

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