This test measures the level of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), a liver enzyme, in your blood.
This test measures the level of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), a liver enzyme, in your blood. It is usually ordered with other liver function tests in a single test panel. The test panel includes alanine aminotransferase (ALT), bilirubin and albumin (a protein in the blood)
In an adult, the blood sample is taken from a vein in the arm.
This care path's costs do not include the charge to draw blood from a vein (venipuncture). There will only be one charge to draw blood, even if multiple tests are being performed on the samples that are taken.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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