AST Test

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Also known as: Aspartate aminotransferase; serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT)
Formal name: Aspartate aminotransferase
Related tests: ALT; ALP; GGT; bilirubin; liver function tests

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect liver damage

When to Get Tested?

If your doctor thinks that you have symptoms of a liver disorder

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None