Aspartate aminotransferase 2.10 €

A one-time blood collection fee of 5 € is added to the price.

 

  • Muscle tissue damage indicator
  • Moderate increase may indicate skeletal muscle disease
  • Moderate increase may also occur in case of trauma and intense physical activity
  • The level also increases in blood in case of liver damage

Aspartate aminotransferase (ASAT) is an enzyme found in high concentrations in tissues with intensive metabolism, such as skeletal muscles, cardiac muscle and liver tissue. ASAT enters the bloodstream as a result of cell damage and its concentration in serum increases depending on the number of damaged cells. Moderate increase of ASAT, combined with the creatine kinase increase (see separate description) may occur in case of intense physical activity or muscle trauma. The level also increases in blood in case of liver diseases, e.g. acute hepatitis, gallstones or myocardial infarction.

Since the result of the test is directly affected by food intake, it is important to refrain from eating and drinking 10-14 hours before giving blood.

The test results are returned in up to 2 working days.

Reference values:

<  4 years    <  56     U/l

> 4 years F  < 32       U/l

> 4 years M <  40     U/l

Grand total:

2.10 €

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