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AST
ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (AST), SERUM

Test Code AST 
Test ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (AST), SERUM 
Methodology Enzymatic/Kinetic 
Description Useful in the diagnosis and treatment of certain types of liver and heart diseases. 
Specimen Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. (HEMOLYZED SPECIMEN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.) Spin down and separate serum from clot within 2 hours. Send 1.0 mL (0.3 mL minimum) of serum refrigerated. 
MMC Specimen Draw blood in a plasma gel tube. (HEMOLYZED SPECIMEN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.) 1.0 mL (0.3 mL minimum) of plasma required. 
Reference Values 0 - 37 IU/L 
Analytic Time 1 Day - Available STAT 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 84450