Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) Blood Test-Reference Range

Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) blood test is used to detect liver damage and to help diagnose liver disease.

The normal range of AST is 10 to 34 U/L (0.17 to 0.57 μkat/L).

Elevated levels od AST may indicate

  • Scarring of the liver (cirrhosis)
  • Death of liver tissue
  • Heart attack
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver ischemia
  • Liver cancer or tumor
  • Mononucleosis
  • Muscle disease or trauma
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pregnancy

Keywords: Aspartate Aminotransferase; Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) blood test

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