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Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)

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

 

Tube Type
gold top tube gold top pediatric bullet  
Test ID   AST
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 top acceptable
  micro: 200 ┬ÁL blood/serum separator bullet/gold top/red top
Availability Routine: 24 hours/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   STAT 1 hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range   see Table below
     
 
Age Male Female
AST U/L
1-7d 30-100 24-95
8-30d 20-72 20-72
1-30m 20-64 20-64
4-6m 13-65 13-65
7-<12m 25-55 22-63
1-<5y 20-60 20-60
5-<7y 15-50 15-50
7-<10y 15-40 15-40
10-<12y 10-60 10-40
12-<19y 15-45 5-30
19y+ 19-55 14-38

 

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