AST Blood Test | Aspartate Aminotransferase Blood Test
AST Blood Test or Aspartate Aminotransferase Blood Test is a test that checks for liver damage. You might order this test to find out if you have liver disease and to monitor any liver treatment. Your liver is an organ that has many important jobs. It makes a fluid called bile that helps your body digest food.
When your liver is damaged, it releases AST into your bloodstream. An AST blood test measures the amount of AST in your blood. The test can help you diagnose liver damage or disease.
Preparation: There is no need for fasting or special preparation for this test.