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Lab Test Dictionary

Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST, SGOT)


Synonyms

SGOT, AST, Formerly Glutamate Oxaloacetate Transaminase

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD Chemistry


Epic ID

LAB131

Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

3 hrs

Stat TAT

1 hr


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Minimum 1 ml blood

Container Type

Green


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Test Volume Required

0.3 ml plasma or serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 ml plasma or serum

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge & separate


Comments

NOTE: For small infants 0.6 ml in light green microtainer is acceptable.


CPT Codes

84450