Test Listing: AST

Code 3009
Test or Panel Test
Name AST
Specimen Type N/A
Preferred Volume 2 mL
Minimum Volume (Emergencies only) 0.2 mL
Patient Prep N/A
Collection Procedure Avoid hemolysis
Specimen Processing Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection.
Storage and Transport N/A
Stability N/A
Unacceptable Condition N/A
Alternate Specimens Lithium heparin plasma (green top tube)
Limitations N/A
CPT Codes 84450
Interface Order Code N/A
Testing Schedule Mon-Fri
Available STAT? Yes
Turnaround Time 24 Hours
Methodology Enzymatic
Alias AST
Synonyms SGOT; Aspartate Aminotransferase; AST

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