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ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (AST/SGOT)

Alternative Name:

ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (AST/SGOT), SGOT (AST)

Clinical Utility:

Assesses liver function, elevated in hepititis, other types of liver disease, and hemolysis.

Container:

1 mL SST Tube

Collection Instructions:

Fill tube, invert gently 5 times, label with patient name, let stand for minimum of 30 minutes, maximum of 1 hr, spin for 10-15 minutes

Storage Instruction:

Refrigerate

Turnaround Time:

1 days

CPT Code:

84450 (1)