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20 AST (SGOT)




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This article is from the Interpretation Of Lab Test Profiles, by Ed Uthman uthman@neosoft.com with numerous contributions by others.

20 AST (SGOT)

Increase of aspartate aminotransferase (AST, formerly called
"SGOT") is seen in any condition involving necrosis of
hepatocytes, myocardial cells, or skeletal muscle cells. [See
"Bilirubin, total," below] Decreased serum AST is of no known
clinical significance.

 

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