|ID:32 ||Aspartate amino-transferase (AST)||Search Links: General Info : Protocols : Patient Info|
|Description|| ALT is routinely used in preference to AST in the LFT profile.|
|Indication||Liver function and myocardial damage.
|Additional Info||AST catalyses the interconversion of amino acids and alpha-ketoacids by tranfering amino groups. AST is present in the mitochondria and cytsosol of hepatocytes, red blood cells, heart, brain and muscle.
|Interpretation||Raised in hepatobiliary (e.g. alcoholic hepatitis), muscle, cardiac and haemolytic disease.
|Ref. Range (Male)||<40|
|Ref. Range (Female)||<40|
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||10 - 40 IU/L
|IP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|IP Routine TAT||3 hours|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||24 hours|
Originally edited by : DT. Last edited on . Published By on 11/08/2006 15:35:00.