Test ID: AST
CPT code: 84450
Specimen Type: red or gel clot
Frequency: Setup: Daily; TAT <4 hrs Instructions: 0.5mL serum or plasma from PST, SST, or RST.
Text: Useful in detection of liver disease. May also be increased in
myocardial infarction, skeletal muscle trauma, rheumatic pericarditis,
extensive gangrene, drug intoxication, acute pancreatitis and hemolysis of red blood cells.