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  • Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) (SGOT)

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    Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) is one of the enzymes found in the body that is mainly present in the liver but is also found in heart and muscles. AST formerly was called serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT). When any body tissue or organs such as liver and heart is damaged or suffering from disease AST is released into the bloodstream. If the tissue damage is higher the amount of AST is higher as well.

    Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) (SGOT)

    Cost Rs. 200/-

    Why is the AST test done?

    The AST test is usually done along with the ALT test to determine liver damage or heart disease. The test can also help in identifying liver diseases like cirrhosis and hepatitis. The test can also help in finding whether the jaundice was caused due to a blood disorder. AST test can also identify the effects of medicines that can damage the liver in the long term.

    How do I prepare for the test?

    Inform your doctor if you are taking any medications, if you are allergic to certain medications or if you are pregnant. Avoid consuming large doses of Vitamin A and inform your doctor if you had a surgery recently.

    What do the results indicate?

    AST Normal Values for Male: 14 – 20 (U/L)

    AST Normal Values for Female: 10 – 36 (U/L)

    For more information, please contact us at +91 22 66949876 / 9833141024 or email us at disha@pathologylabindia.com for any test requirement or any query related to our pathology lab

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