Aspartate aminotransferase

This is an important test to help diagnose liver damage such as cirrhosis and hepatitis.

Venous blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround



About Aspartate aminotransferase

What is aspartate aminotransferase?

Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme produced mainly by the liver, heart and muscles. It is important for chemical reactions that occur in the body and can indicate the function of the body’s organs. AST is normally present at low levels in the blood. Levels may increase as a result of damage to the liver or muscles.

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of AST in the blood and can be used to help diagnose liver damage such as cirrhosis and hepatitis.


What's tested


How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.