AST (SGOT)

Alphabetical Test listing

AST (SGOT)-910

  
AST (SGOT)
  
910
  
84450.0
  
AST
  
Aspartate amino transferase
Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase
SGOT
  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.3 mL
  

Immediately follow collection, mix sample by inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  

Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

  
Serum
Sodium heparin (Na hep) plasma
  

Gold:

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  

Gold:

  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

Red:

  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection

Dk green:

  1. Spin
  2. Transfer plasma to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as Na hep plasma, within two (2) hours of sample collection

 

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Ambient - 4 days

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Enzymatic

  
Age Range
7 days 26 – 98 IU/L
30 days 16 – 67 IU/L
3 years 16 – 60 IU/L
6 years  3 – 48 IU/L
9 years  3 – 42 IU/L
18 years  3 – 39 IU/L
Adult >18 yrs  2 – 40 IU/L
  
84450
  
11/30/2001
  
02/24/2022
  
11/09/2021