ASPARTATE AMINO-TRANSFERASE

Mnemonic

SGOT

Synonym

Aspartate transaminase (AST) - Glutamic oxalacetic transaminase (GOT) - SGOT

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum 30 minutes). Preferable: serum or plasma separated from cells before transport.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (15-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Enzymatic

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

MALE: 0-37U/L
FEMALE: 0-31 U/L
Age adjusted normal.

CPT Codes

84450

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:58 AM