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SGOT in Hyderabad

Also known as Aspartate transaminase, Serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase, AST, Aspartate Aminotransferase
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Understanding SGOT in Hyderabad


What is SGOT in Hyderabad?

An SGOT test measures the levels of serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) enzyme in the blood. This test helps check your liver health and detect underlying liver diseases, like jaundice, hepatitis, etc. It may be done as part of a routine health checkup or liver function test to detect any liver damage.

What does SGOT measure?

An SGOT test measures the levels of serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT), also known as aspartate aminotransferase (AST), an enzyme produced by the liver. SGOT is present in most body cells, most abundantly in the liver and heart. The primary function of this enzyme is to convert food into glycogen (a form of glucose), which is stored in the cells, primarily the liver. The body uses this glycogen to generate energy for various body functions.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about SGOT in Hyderabad


Frequently Asked Questions about SGOT in Hyderabad

Q. What is the full form of an AST test?

An AST test stands for aspartate transaminase test.

Q. What is aspartate transaminase?

Aspartate transaminase is an enzyme that is mainly present in the liver and helps the liver convert food into energy. Its high levels in the brain are an indicator of liver or muscle damage.

Q. What are the other names for an AST blood test?

AST blood test is also known as serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) or aspartate aminotransferase.

Q. What does an SGOT blood test indicate?

An SGOT blood test indicates the health of your liver by measuring the amount of SGOT in your blood. Abnormal levels of SGOT may indicate a liver problem.

Q. How is an AST test performed?

A trained professional will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe, and take a blood sample from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Is fasting required before an SGOT test?

No, fasting is not required before an SGOT test. You can eat or drink as per your daily schedule before the test.

Q. What are the signs and symptoms associated with abnormal SGOT levels?

The symptoms associated with abnormal SGOT levels are the yellowish color of your eyes and skin, loss of appetite, easy bruising, excessive bleeding, swelling and pain in the belly, chest pain, lightheadedness, and fatigue.

Q. What happens if my SGOT level is low?

If your test result shows low SGOT levels, it might be an indication of vitamin B6 deficiency. Consult your doctor if your test reports are abnormal to get the best possible advice.

Q. What happens if my SGOT level is high?

If your test result shows high levels of SGOT, it might be a sign of chronic hepatitis; liver scarring; liver cancer; and heart, kidney, or muscle damage. Other conditions that may cause high SGOT levels may include liver abscess, metastatic or primary liver cancer, right heart failure, ischemia or hypoxia, extensive trauma, and medicines that cause cholestasis or hepatotoxicity. Consult your doctor if your test reports are abnormal to get the best possible advice.

Q. How can I manage my SGOT levels naturally?

You must consult your doctor if your SGOT levels are high. However, some dietary interventions and healthy lifestyle choices can help you to keep your SGOT levels in a healthy range. Eat nutrient-rich, plant-based food as it keeps your liver in good health. Avoid too much salt or sodium-rich food, and oily or processed food items. Refrain from consuming alcohol and smoking to improve your SGOT levels.

Q. Can I book an SGOT test in Hyderabad?

Yes, you can book an SGOT test in Hyderabad with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection possible for an AST test in Hyderabad?

Yes, home sample collection is possible for an AST test in Hyderabad with Tata 1mg Labs. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I book an SGOT test with Tata 1mg Labs in Hyderabad?

The booking process for an SGOT test with Tata 1mg Labs in Hyderabad is straightforward and hassle-free. Follow these steps to schedule a test online: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. What is the cost of an AST test in Hyderabad?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price in Hyderabad. An AST test can be booked at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 210.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of an SGOT test in Hyderabad?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of an SGOT test in Hyderabad are often provided in 12 hours.
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