– Formerly “SGOT” [Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase]
– Normal: 5 - 35 IU/dL.
– Found in heart, liver, and skeletal muscle.
– Not as specific a marker as ALT for liver injury.
(<42 U/L )
Males: 0 - 37 U/L
Females: 0 - 31 U/L
Using the AST/ALT ratio can help in differential diagnosis
– AST/ALT > 2 indicates chronic alcoholism.
>Unless noted, all values are for adults. >All laboratory values listed are method dependent
(Methods include: immunoassay, colorimetry, electrophoresis,
HPLC, etc). >Values may vary between laboratories.