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Aspartate Aminotransferase - Blood

Source Blood
Mnemonic AST
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.2 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections
Specimen Handling
Additional Information
Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, DSC, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC
Rural: DDHS, HRH, SDHS
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) AST, Aspartate Transaminase
Reference Interval

Age

Male

Female

Units

< 1 year

10-65

10-65

U/L

1-3 years

10-55

10-55

U/L

4-10 years

10-45

10-45

U/L

11-150 years

8-40

8-32

U/L