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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Aspartate Transaminase
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Code
AST
Test information
Raised in hepatobiliary (e.g. alcoholic hepatitis), muscle, cardiac and haemolytic disease.
Pre-analytical
Haemolysis unsuitable
Reference range
Adults 4-40 U/L
Special requirements
Serum
Tube type
SST
Gold top tube
TAT Inpatient
1.5 hrs (ED)4 hrs (IP)
TAT GP/Outpatient
24 hrs
Referral lab
Local, Clinical Biochemistry
Page last updated: 11 January 2022