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What does low AST mean?

What does low AST mean?

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.". ...Read more

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Ast test what do low numbers mean?

Ast test what do low numbers mean?

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. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with a low ast/sgot?

Should I be concerned with a low ast/sgot?

No: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fallow above and several more percent fall below. ...Read more

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My AST SGOT is low on level 8. Is this dangerous? What can I do to be on normal level.?

You're fine: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Low AST / SGOT is never a problem. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of a chronically *low* AST (sgot) result? Should I be concerned, are there actions I should take?

No: Low ast (SGOT) / alt (SGPT) mean nothing. The ranges are set up so that 90% of healthy folks fall into them. This generates confusion. We have a saying in lab medicine, "treat the person, not then number.". ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with low a/g ratio or low AST level? Everything was normal except borderline low a/g ratio (1.28) and AST level (14 u/l).

AST okay; need more: Info about actual protein levels. Ag ratio of 1.28 may not be abnormal if the levels of individual proteins are within normal limits. It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests as all lab test results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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Can ALT numbers be high and AST low?

Yes: Ast and alt are measures of liver enzymes and often are elevated in the setting of hepatitis or other causes of injury to liver cells. However sometimes one or the other will be much more elevated. Sometimes fatty liver due to alcohol or some drugs/toxins can affect one enzyme more than the other. ...Read more

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What can cause low ALT, but normal AST levels?

Low ALT, but normal: Normal value for alt and ast differs in various lab centers. As long as your alt value within that range, it is considered normal. However, alt value also depends on age, gender, ethnicity, body weight, timing of blood drawn etc therefore, someone may have lower than others, but within normal range. As long as it is within range set by lab, it is considered normal. ...Read more

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I have a low AST number and a high ALT number, what could this mean?

What are the actual: Results? Do you take alcohol? Why were the tests ordered? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to interpret the results. In the mean time, if you drink alcohol, stop doing that. ...Read more

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What do these results indicate? Low AST 13 (15-37 u/l range) and ALT 34 (30-65u/l) normal?

Normal: 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 results are normal. ...Read more

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Drinker, elevat. Ast/alt but low ratio. 3 tests in last yr: ALT btwn 56 & 87, AST always ~ half alt. Recent ast/alt = 41/71, had no drinks 3 weeks prior?

Many??: Are you overweight? Fatty liver can do this. Exposure to viral hepatitis? High fat diet? Any medications? (even otc or herbal things). Liver functions are not especially worrisome until 10-20 times normal because so many things are possible to impact them. The liver is the toxic dump of the body--- it breaks down all the junk we put in thru lifestyle or habits/recreation. ...Read more

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What does a low AST blood test indicate?

Probably nothing: Generally nothing. It usually has no clinical significance although it can be low in severe liver disease such as cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Does this combination indicate anything significant: Low Total & Direct Bilirubin combined with High AST?

Does this combination indicate anything significant: Low Total & Direct Bilirubin combined with High AST?

Can't really tell: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, without much meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on with his patient. If the patient's AST (an enzyme, whose level is being measured in a blood sample) is higher than the normal range, the doctor who ordered the test may or may not consider the lab result a problem, depending on how high it is, etc... ...Read more

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I am 55 years old, [email protected] 240, my SGOT/AST is low @14, and MPV is higher @11.5 - What can I do to get them into the normal range?

I am 55 years old, overweight@ 240, my SGOT/AST is low @14, and MPV is higher @11.5 - What can I do to get them into the normal range?

Stop worrying: Hi. Both of those lab abnormalities are meaningless. So don't worry. The way "normal" ranges for labs are calculated, 1 out of every 20 results for normal, healthy people is expected to be outside the "normal range". To have a low AST, it's not logical to think you need to cause a little more inflammation in your liver to bring it up! And in the absence of thrombocytopenia, MPV is meaningless ...Read more

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I have a tennisball sized cyst on one ovary, and with one of the tests done, I noticed that the AST test was low (14). What does that mean?

Nothing: Low AST is never a concern. The reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside on either end. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 52 years old male. I have ALT 60 and AST 37 so my ast:alt ratio is 0.67. Is there any problem with that? What is the possible problems? Low

Depends: This could mean nothing if you are otherwise a healthy individual. AST and ALT can show up abnormal in even a healthy person. These tests have to be correlated with clinical presentation. If you drink alcohol your ALT can be elevated. If you are overweight lose weight. Practice safe sex. Have a healthier lifestyle. Talk to the doctor who ordered these test for more information. ...Read more

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Why would my AST (13) and ALT (12) be low in a CBC and is this concerning?

Inconsistent info: Ast and alt are liver enzymes and your results are normal. These are not part of a cbc. ...Read more

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What does high ast (sgot) and low alkaline phosphatase mean?

What does high ast (sgot) and low alkaline phosphatase mean?

Liver damage: High SGOT can mean liver, muscle or heart muscle damage. It can also mean nothing. Talk to your internist or GI specialist about your lab results. Often liver damage occurs without symptoms. ...Read more