AST (SGOT)

CPT Code

84450

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

Room Temperature, 4 day; 2-8 °C, 7 days; -20°C, 12 weeks

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

An AST test measures the level of aspartate aminotransferase in your blood. AST is an enzyme that is normally present in the liver, heart, brain, pancreas, kidneys, and many other muscles and tissues in the body. Enzymes like AST help facilitate fundamental biological processes in these organs and tissues.