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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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Has metabolic function, elevated if ...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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What is the meaning of a chronically *low* AST (sgot) result? Should i be concerned, are there actions I should take?

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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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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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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I just had some blood work done and it came back with the results of a low (ast) of 11 and an (alt) result of 7. Should i be concerned?

I just had some blood work done and it came back with the results of a low (ast) of 11 and an (alt) result of 7.  Should i be concerned?

No, absolutely not: When organs are damaged or diseased there is breakdown of the specialized cells that make up that organ. Enzymes are complex proteins that cause specific reactions to occur. Ast and alt are enzymes used by the liver to carry out it's specific tasks. If these numbers are high it is a sign of a damaged or diseased liver. Only if liver is "burned out" (near death) will low numbers signify trouble. ...Read more

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What does low NE 34 normal 43 low NE 1.7 normal 2.2 high LY 55 normal (20-45) EO 0.4 normal 0.9 low AST 13 normal 18 what NE, LY AST I bruise easily?

Not related: NE is neutrophils, LY is lymphocytes, and EO is eosinophils. Your levels should not be of concern, they are of insignificance. None of these is related to bleeding (platelets and prothrombin time are). Also low levels of AST is not pathological and also not associated with bleeding or bruising. ...Read more

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Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?

Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?

Obstructive jaundice: You may have a "blockage" of your liver ducts due to your Lupus or one of the medication you are taking! This needs further study ASAP A Rheumatologist should be consulted Good Luck Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Cholecystectomy: WBC before 13.6; 16 days after 13.5; neutrophils 9, 612; eosinophils 608. Some pain, temp/chills. Low ast/alt and bilirubin. Normal?

Cholecystectomy: WBC before 13.6; 16 days after 13.5; neutrophils 9, 612; eosinophils 608. Some pain, temp/chills. Low ast/alt and bilirubin. Normal?

Could be: Normal but need follow up with your surgeon to be sure that everything is healing alright. Concerning signs would be fevers, recurrent vomiting, inability to eat, yellow jaundice. Need follow up with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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What's causing my bioavailable testosterone to be high when my total and free testosterone are both normal? I have PCOS. High MPV, low AST, low Vit D.

What's causing my bioavailable testosterone to be high when my total and free testosterone are both normal? I have PCOS. High MPV, low AST, low Vit D.

The same: The free testosterone and bioavailable testosterone are the same so I don't understand your question. The 5-hydroxytestosterone is responsible for some of the activity of testosterone especially in the skin and is influenced by both the free testosterone level and the level of the enzyme which converts it. This might be what you are thinking of. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged spleen, low ast/sgot, low bun/creatinine, high chlorine level, low lymphocytes, low calcium, and trace of urine leukocyte. Thoughts?

Any symptoms?: If you do not have any symptoms, there is no point in chasing laboratory results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have low AST and ALT scores. Ive drastically lost weight within a short period of time, im fatigued, always tired, cant eat much and when i do it makes me nauseous. I also have severe stomach pains. Ive gone to doctors and cant figure out whats wrong. d

I have low AST and ALT scores. Ive drastically lost weight within a short period of time, im fatigued, always tired, cant eat much and when i do it makes me nauseous. I also have severe stomach pains. Ive gone to doctors and cant figure out whats wrong. d

See below: Complicated case. Numerous possible causes for your symptoms. You can seek a second opinion with a gastroenterologist on Health Tap Either a video/phone consult or InBox Text Consult. However, if you have already been to specialists you may also consider submitting your case to CrowdMed. ...Read more

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Have high Creatinine, glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, low AST & ALT. Having horrible stomach pain, mucus in bowel movements, jittery, sweats & na?

Have high Creatinine, glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, low AST & ALT. Having horrible stomach pain, mucus in bowel movements, jittery, sweats & na?

You need: a formal consultation on health tap as a starting point. In view of all those issues, you might seek out an excellent diagnostician. H Robert Silverstein M.D. FACC Recommended reading www.thepmc.org. ...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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Hematocrit low, eosinophils high, ast/sgot low and alt/sgpt low. What does this mean?

Hematocrit low, eosinophils high, ast/sgot low and alt/sgpt low. What does this mean?

Anemia : It is impossible to interpret these findings without seeing all of your lab results, but the fact that your hematocrit is low means you are anemic and should be investigated by your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more