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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (GOT)
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
5 mL
Reference Ranges
up to 40 iu/L
Clinical notes
An enzyme used in the investigation of liver disease/jaundice etc.  Like ALT, It has a widespread distribution in tissues throughout the body. Markedly raised values found in hepatitis and skeletal muscle disease/trauma. 
Sulfasalazine and Sulfapyridine may cause negative interference with this assay.
Turn around time
Same day (working days)
Last modified: 16/08/2018