AST

Sample type: Serum

Test name: AST a.k.a. Aspartate aminotransferase

Condition / Indication: Rarely indicated test

Special precautions & notes: Not routinely available

Reference range: 10 - 35 IU/L, See document below for Reference Ranges in Children (ages 0-18 years).

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours