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Blood biochemistry: aspartate aminotransferase (AST)

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Kathleen P Freeman

Synonym(s): AST, Serum AST, SAST, Glutamic oxalo-acetic transaminase, GOTSerum GOT, SGOT


Overview

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Method and reference interval may vary between laboratories.
  • Enzymatic methods commonly used.

Availability

  • Widely available.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Results only significant when interpreted in conjunction with other laboratory tests and clinical findings.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Ettinger S J & Feldman E C (2000) Eds. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 5th edn. W B Saunders & Co, USA.
  • Kaneko J J, Harvey J W & Brass M L (1997) Eds. Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 5th edn. Academic Press, USA.
  • Duncan J R, Prasse K W & Mahaffey E A (1994) Veterinary Laboratory Medicine. Clinical Pathology. 3rd edn. Iowa University Press, USA.

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