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what does ast sgot mean in a blood test

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: You liver enzymes are mild/moderately elevated and it is important to determine the cause and treat that. One common cause is drinking alcohol, if you ... Read More
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Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Kidney and Liver T: Egfr (normal >60), creatinine, bun/cr ratio are all lab values to suggest how the kidney function is, ast is an enzyme secreted by the liver, if its e ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Fatigue: Your blood tests for liver function are abnormally high. You should contact your doctor about these abnormal tests to see what the problem is causing ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver enzymes high : I have seen some patient with raised liver enzyme tests from the added supplements in protein shakes. The higher concern is missing other reasons for ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Abnormal ALT: The only abnormal test is the mildly elevated ALT. This is a liver test. Please discus this with your PCP. There are many causes of an elevation of th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cause for concern: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Need more tests: Neither protein shakes or alcohol will increase liver enzymes so much. Enzymes that are that high usually signify hepatitis, which may be Hepatitis A, ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Happens.: This is a chronic viral infection. As such, it causes chronic viral irritation and changes in the blood cells and immune system. Of course if cured, t ... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Tough to tell: The lab values presented here don't seem to be alarming. Each laboratory use somewhat different analytic method and so the range varies somewhat as we ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Nonspecific,,,: These aren't really that high and there can be many reasons for this. The drugs you're taking could do it as can some alcohol. A viral infection lik ... Read More
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