Aspartate aminotransferase

Aspartate aminotransferase
S-ASAT KL 1128

Aspartate aminotransferase levels are increased in e.g. myocardial infarction and diseases that cause muscle damage. High levels are also found in e.g. hepatitis and pancreatitis as well as other conditions that entail tissue damage. The non-specificity of the test complicates its use.

Indications

Diagnostics of hepatic diseases. Differential diagnosis of hepatitis types according to the ASAT/ALAT ratio. Additional diagnostic test for muscular diseases. Demonstration of myocardial infarction or other muscle damage. 

Sample 

0.5 mL of serum or Li-heparin plasma. Haemolysis causes incorrectly high S-ASAT levels.

Storage and delivery

Delivery at room temperature. Store refrigerated over the weekend.

Method

Photometric, in accordance with IFCC recommendation.

Turnaround time

1-2 weekdays

Reference ranges

children, 0 – 16 yrs

below 50

U/L

17 yrs

15 – 35

U/L

men, from 18 yrs

15 – 45

U/L

women, from 18 yrs

15 – 35

U/L

Inquiries 

martin.tornudd@mineraalilaboratoriomila.fi