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Aspartate transaminase (AST)

Test Code:

BC0023

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Gel separator tube (Adult)
Microtube (Paeds)

Specimen Requirement

Plain Blood
Adult: 5 mL
Paediatric: 1.3 mL


Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

Yes

Turn Around Time

Average 2 hrs (1 - 3 hrs)

Reference Value(s)

< 15th day: 32-163 U/L
15th day - 11th month: 20-67 U/L
1st year - 6th year: 21-44 U/L
7th year - 11th year: 18-36 U/L
12th year - 18th year: 13-26 U/L (Female)
12th year - 18th year: 14-35 U/L (Male)
> 18th year: 5-34 U/L

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Clinical Chemistry

Contact Number

6394 1383

Day and Time Performed

Daily, 24 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Aspartate transaminase (AST) BC0023
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