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Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme that is released by injured muscle cells and liver cell and is predominately found in the liver and heart. AST levels in the blood are most often used to monitor liver damage. AST is typically tested in conjunction with alanine aminotransferase (ALT) when a liver panel is ordered. High levels of AST in the bloodstream could indicate hepatitis, drug damage to the liver, cirrhosis, alcoholism, or other liver disorders. [Lab Tests Online:ast/tab/test] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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Aspartate aminotransferase
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Language Variants

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 天冬氨酸氨基转移酶
Synonyms: AST;SGOT;天冬氨酸转氨酶;天门冬氨酸氨基转移酶;谷氨酸-草酰乙酸氨基转移酶;谷氨酸-草酰乙酸转氨酶;谷草;谷草转氨酶;门冬氨酸氨基转移酶;门冬氨酸转氨酶
fr-CA French (Canada) Aspartate aminotransférase
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Aspartaadi aminotransferaas
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Aspartato amino transferasa
it-IT Italian (Italy) Aspartato aminotransferasi
el-GR Greek (Greece) Οξαλοξεική τρανσαμινάση
Synonyms: SGOT (AST)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Aspartat aminotransferaz
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Аспартат аминотрансфераза
Synonyms: Аспартатаминотрансфераза;АСТ
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) aspartaataminotransferase
Synonyms: ASAT
fr-BE French (Belgium) Aspartate aminotransférase, Transaminase GO