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Blood biochemistry: aspartate aminotransferase

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

Contributor(s): Michael Waters, Anna Meredith, Vetstream Ltd, John Chitty

Overview

  • Highest activity levels are in liver and skeletal muscle.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Method and normal range may vary between laboratories.

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 fromPubMedandVetMedResource.
  • Meredith A & Rayment L (2000)Liver disease in rabbits. Sem Avian Exotic Pet Med9(3), 146-152.
  • Benson K G & Paul-Murphy J (1999)Clinical pathology of the domestic rabbit: acquisition and interpretation of samples. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract2(3), 539-552PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Varga M (2014)Textbook of Rabbit Medicine.2nd edn. Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier, London.
  • Wesche P (2014)Clinical Pathology.In: BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine. Eds: Meredith A & Lord B. BSAVA, Gloucester, UK. pp 124-137.


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