AST (SGOT)

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Test Code
1003
Test Description
Measures the amount of AST in the blood.
Abbreviation
AST
Minimum Volume
1mL
Transport Container
Serum Separator Tube
Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Collection Instructions
Allow tube to clot and spin to separate cells within 45 minutes.
Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 1 day; Refrigerated: 28 days; Frozen: 1 year
Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis
CPT
84450