SERUM GLUTAMIC OXALOACETIC TRANSAMINASE (SGOT) / ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (AST)

SERUM GLUTAMIC OXALOACETIC TRANSAMINASE (SGOT) / ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (AST)

LABORATORY SECTION:

  • Clinical Chemistry

METHODOLOGY:

  • IFCC with pyridoxal-5-phosphate activation

PURPOSE:

  • Used to screen for liver damage
  • Helps in diagnosing liver diseases

PATIENT PREPARATION:

  • No patient preparation needed

TYPE OF SPECIMEN:

  • 2-3 mL of serum (red top)

REJECTION OF SPECIMEN:

  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Improperly labeled tube

 

RUNNING DAY:

  • Everyday

 

SPECIMEN STABILITY:

  • ROOM TEMPERATURE (20-24°C)

 

  • REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURE (2-8°C)

 

  • 5 days

 

  • 7 days

RELEASING OF RESULTS:

  • 2-3 hours after blood extraction