Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)

CPT Code(s):

  • 84450

Preferred Specimen:

1 mL serum

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Transport Container:

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube (SST). (If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.)

Transport Temperature Name:

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability Components:

  • Room Temperature: 1 day
  • Refrigerated: 7 days

Testing Schedule:

Daily

Methodology:

UV WITHOUT P5P

Reference Range:

13 - 39 U/L

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