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what does low ast mean?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Low liver enzyme: Ast is one of the liver function tests, and a low level is non-specific and not as problematic as a high level. Have your dr. Follow up with you as they see fit depending on your total "health picture.".

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A 50-year-old member asked:

What are the common causes of an elevated sgot?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Alcohol: Sgot, also called AST is traditionally associated with liver function test along with SGPT (or alt).  it is raised in liver cell injury, but is not as specific to the liver as alt is. It is also present in red blood cells, cardiac and skeletal muscle. The ratio of AST to alt is sometimes useful in determining causes of liver damage. A classic example of elevated ast>alt is alcoholic liver disease.
A 18-year-old member asked:

I got 180 in my sgot test, am afraid please answer me what have I got and what is the treatment and where to go to be cured ?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Talk to your doctor: There are many reasons for an elevated SGOT and some resolve and others need treatment. Talk your doctor to get the diagnosis and then you will have a better idea what you need to do to treat it. Too many causes to list here.
Atwood, TN
A 54-year-old female asked:

What does an elevated sgot of 84 mean?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Many: We need to know what the other liver function tests show as well.The possibilities are too numerous to list here but any liver enzyme elevation raises the question of hepatitis.A frank discussion of your past is essential with your dr.
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: sgot?

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Dr. Rami Haddad
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Liver enzyme: Has metabolic function, elevated if liver cells are damaged.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Ast test what do low numbers mean?

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Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Low is good: Ast is a test measuring an enzyme mostly found in liver cells. When there is inflammation or injury in these liver cells, the enzyme is "leaked" into the blood and the levels become elevated. Low numbers mean no liver injury.

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