What Is the AST Blood Test?

Q:
What is the AST blood test?

A:
The aspartate aminotransferase (AST) blood test is used to check for liver damage. AST is an enzyme that produced by your liver. A high level of AST usually means the damage of your liver.

If you have the following symptoms, you may need the AST blood test.

  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • Itchy skin
  • Swollen belly
  • Stomach pain
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Light-colored poop
  • Bruises
  • Appetite loss
  • Tiredness

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