What Is the AST Blood Test?

What is the AST blood test?

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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