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Aspartate Aminotransferase Blood Test
Aspartate Aminotransferase Blood Test
Aspartate Aminotransferase Blood Test
Aspartate Aminotransferase Blood Test

Aspartate Aminotransferase Blood Test

Aspartate transferase (AST) is an enzyme created mainly by the cells of the liver and the heart. This test measures the level of AST in your blood to check your liver health.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Other

Other (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Avoid strenuous exercise before sample collection.
Aspartate Aminotransferase, AST, is an enzyme found in red blood cells, liver, heart, muscle tissue, pancreas, and kidneys.

Low levels of aspartate aminotransferase are normally found in the blood. When body tissue or an organ such as the heart or liver is diseased or damaged, additional aspartate aminotransferase is released into the bloodstream. The amount of aspartate aminotransferase in the blood is directly related to the extent of the tissue damage.

Measuring AST helps to aid diagnosis of conditions such as hepatitis and cirrhosis. The aspartate aminotransferase test is for those wanting to diagnose a liver disease, those wanting to monitor the effects of treatment for a liver disease, or for those who want to investigate if any of their medications are significantly harming their liver.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.