Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase, Serum or Cerebrospinal Fluid

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: SGOT
POE DESCRIPTION: SGOT
CPT CODE: 84450
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine 8 hours; Stat or CSF 1 hour
CONTAINER TYPE:

SSTTM tube; CSF collection tube or red top tube for CSF specimens

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum), cerebrospinal fluid
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 mL blood, 0.2 mL serum, 0.2 mL CSF
REFERENCE RANGE: Blood: 3-44 units/L
TEST SYNONYM(S):AST; GOT