What is SGOT (Aspartate Aminotransferase) AST test?
The Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) test is used to detect damage to cells, particularly the liver condition. When our liver gets damaged or the muscles, brain, heart, or kidneys aren't functioning properly, AST leaks into the bloodstream, and thus the amount get elevated. Your doctor may order this test if you’re at high risk of developing a liver problem. Your liver plays an important roles in your body, including making proteins and removing toxins. The increased risk of getting a liver problem is heavy alcohol or drug usage, being overweight, and hepatitis. AST is found in other parts of the body, whereas alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is more concentrated within the liver, so if AST is high while ALT is normal, it is often a sign of a problem outside the liver.
When is an SGOT (Aspartate Aminotransferase) AST test recommended?
This test could even be recommended to you if you experience symptoms like yellow skin or yellow eyes, stomach pain, tiredness or weakness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, swollen abdomen, bleeding difficulties, severe itching, dark-colored urine or light-colored stools, swollen legs or ankles, bruises, weight loss, etc.This may even be recommended to you albeit you're doing not experience the above symptoms but have a history of disease , alcoholism, diabetes, obesity, medicines that cause liver damage (acetaminophen, clopidogrel, estrogens, etc), or to guage the treatment.
What does it measure?
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme that's found in most of the body cells but mainly within the guts and liver. this is also present in kidneys and muscles, but in smaller amounts. Normally, the quantity of AST are low, but the quantity rise when there's an injury to cells of the liver or muscle.The function of the liver is to process the nutrients of the body. It also produces bile which helps in digesting fats in conjunction with the assembly of other important proteins like blood clotting factors and albumin. The liver breaks the doubtless toxic substances into harmless products which can be used or eliminated by the body.The rise in levels of AST are often because of conditions causing liver damage like hepatitis, drugs which are toxic to the liver, cirrhosis, or alcoholism. The AST test isn't specific to the liver. Its levels also can rise in the condition that effects ct other parts of the body.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the SGOT (Aspartate Aminotransferase) AST test in Faridabad?
The cost of the SGOT (Aspartate Aminotransferase) AST test in Faridabad is Rs. 130.
How often should I get tested for the SGOT (Aspartate Aminotransferase) AST test?
Your doctor can prescribe the AST test to check the status of a known liver disorder. They can use it to check the effectiveness of treatment as well. Depending on the Symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal ranges for SGOT (Aspartate Aminotransferase) AST test?
The Normal Range 10 - 40 U/L.
What is the type of sample required?
We require Blood for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
The test can be taken at any time.
Is fasting required for the SGOT (Aspartate Aminotransferase) AST Test?
Fasting is not required, can be taken anytime.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the SGOT (Aspartate Aminotransferase) AST test?
There are no Specific precautions for this test. Depending on the doctor.
How can I book a SGOT (Aspartate Aminotransferase) AST test in Faridabad?
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Why should I book a SGOT (Aspartate Aminotransferase) AST test with Orange Health in Faridabad?
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