SGOT (Serum Glutamic-Oxaloacetic Transaminase)
AST (Aspartate Amio Transferase)
Operational Medicine 2001, Health
Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau
of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington,
SGOT (AST) is an enzyme found in all tissues with high metabolic activity,
- Skeletal Muscle
Elevations found in:
- Any traumatic injury to any of these structures.
- Any disease affecting one of these structures.
- Acute myocardial infarction (4-10X normal)
- Liver disease (10-100X normal)
- Once elevated, the SGOT remains elevated for several days, if the
injury is acute.
- If there is on-going injury, the SGOT will remain elevated
Decreased amounts found in:
- Uncontrolled diabetes with acidosis
||8-20 µ/L at 30º
|6-18 µ/L at 30º
||25-75 µ/L at 30º
*These are general values taken from a variety of
sources. The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one
type of testing protocol to another.