Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

MiChart Code
AST (Aspartate Amino Transferase)
Soft Order Code
AST

Test Updated:

Synonyms

AST
SGOT

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Rate (NADH measurement at 340 nm)

Test Usage

Liver function test; frequently elevated in cardiac disease

Reference Range

<1 year: <=70 IU/L, 1-11 years: <=60 IU/L, 12-150 years: 8 - 30 IU/L.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. Grossly hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic samples are not acceptable for testing.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
84450
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
1916-6

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.