Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)

Additional Tests Offered (Per Consultation)

TURN AROUND TIME

2-3 Calendar Days

TEST INFO

SAMPLE INFO

Test Name
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)
Alternate Name(s)
  • AST
CyberLAB Test Info

Test Name

Test #

AST

186

Method Description
  • Spectrophotometry(SP)
FDA Cleared / Approved
No
CPT Code(s)
  • 84450
STAT Allowed
No
Draw Status

Living

Sample Volume
Minimum Sample Volume
  • 0.5 mL
Preferred Sample Volume
  • 1 mL
Sample Type
Acceptable
  • Plasma, Lithium Heparin - Green Top Tube
  • Plasma, Sodium Heparin - Green Top Tube
  • Serum - Red Top Tube
  • Serum - Red/Gray (Tiger) Top Tube
Preferred
  • Serum - Serum Separator Tube
Sample Stability
  • Ambient - 4 days
  • Frozen - 5 days
  • Refrigerated 2-8°C - 7 days
Transport
Refrigerated
Notes
Centrifuge serum specimens within 1 hour of collection.