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AST

Alternative Names:Aspartate AminoTransferase
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:AST
Specimen Types:Serum
Plasma
Container Types:
SST
Lithium Heparin (with Gel)
Collection & Request Instructions:Retrospective testing within 7 days
Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Additional Notes:

Reference Intervals (Adult 18+ yrs): 

Male:         <35 U/L

Female:     <30 U/L

Source:

RCPA/AACB Harmonised Reference Intervals from 13/7/2015.

Age Related Reference Intervals:

Male and Female:

< 1 week                     < 122 U/L

1 wk - < 1 yr               < 89 U/L

1 yr - < 13 yr               < 56 U/L

Female:

13 yrs - < 18 yrs          < 27 U/L

Male:

13 yrs - < 18 yrs          < 33 U/L