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A 31-year-old member asked:

My lab test came back and they are making me nervous. my anion gap is7. alkaline phos is 123.. ast is140. what do these results mean?

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Dr. Nima Yavari
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
AST elevated: The other values are within normal limits. You should have your liver evaluated by your primary doc and obtain additional labs. AST is an enzyme released by your liver when it undergoes injury. Although it's not terribly high, you should undergo additional testing.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my lab test came back and they are making me nervous. my anion gap is7. alkaline phos is 123.. AST is140?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: 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. Having said that, your alkaline phos and AST are slightly elevated and suggest a liver issue. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. Discuss all the medications you take, including herbals, over the counter, alternative medicine with your doctor.

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Last updated Nov 29, 2014

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