Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Blood: biochemistry - aspartate amino transferase (AST)

Synonym(s): AST Serum AST, SAST Glutamic oxalo-acetic transaminase, GOT Serum GOT, SGOT

Contributor(s): Annalisa Barrelet, Kathleen P Freeman, Frank Taylor

Overview

  • Not organ-specific, but highest levels in skeletal muscle and liver.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Enzymatic method resulting in reduction of NADH.

Availability

  • Widely available.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Results only significant when interpreted in conjunction with other laboratory tests and clinical findings.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references fromPubMedpublished during the last 12 months.

Other sources of information

  • Harris P A & Mayhew I G (1998)Musculoskeletal Disease.In: Equine Internal Medicine. Eds: Reed S M & Bayly W M. W B Saunders. Philadelphia. pp 371-426.

Organisation(s)

  • Veterinary commercial laboratories, State diagnostic laboratories or Veterinary College laboratories.


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