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Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB131
EPIC Order
  AST
CPT Code(s)   84450
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top/red or royal blue top acceptable
  micro: 200 µL blood/serum separator bullet/gold top/red top
Stability Unspun:
Spun:
</=3 days
Room Temperature: </=3 days
Refrigerated:  </=7 days
Frozen: </= 3 months
Availability Routine: 24 hours/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   STAT 1 hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range   see Table below
     

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate

 
      AST  U/L
Age Male Female  Unspecified
0-7d 30-100 24-95 24-98
7d-1 month 20-72 20-72 20-72
1-3months 20-64 20-64 20-64
3-6months 13-65 13-65 13-65
6m-12m 25-55 22-63 24-59
1y-5y 20-60 20-60 20-60
5-<7y 15-50 15-50 15-50
7-10y 15-40 15-40 15-40
10-12y 10-60 10-40 10-50
12-19y 15-45 5-30 10-38
19y+ 19-55 14-38 17-47

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on December 14, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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