SGOT is an enzyme known as serum glutamic-oxaloacetate transaminase also called aspartate aminotransferase (AST) present in the liver. Hence when the liver cells are damaged, SGOT or AST enzyme leaks out to the bloodstream and hence the levels are elevated. This test used to help detect liver or bone disorders. This test is usually ordered along with other tests such as the gamma-glutamyl transferase (GTT) test and/or as part of the liver panel. Higher than normal levels of AST in the blood may indicate problems in the organs (mainly liver) or muscles such as the heart, brain, or kidneys. It can be due to hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer, gall stones or blockage in bile ducts.
Test Code: 214
₹ 120.00

SGOT TEST -Serum Glutamic-Oxaloacetate Transaminase (SGOT) /Aspartate Amino-Transferase (AST)  is a main profile test in the liver panel. It evaluates the SGOT enzyme which is produced in the liver. This test used to diagnose liver damages and disorders. For evaluation of liver function, this test conducted as LFT is conducted.


This test is usually done when suspected with severe abnormally high levels of serum SGOT or AST, which can signify a severe underlying medical condition related to the abnormalities of the liver (mainly) or muscles such as the heart, brain, and kidneys. Very low levels of SGOT or AST levels indicate when body tissues or organs (such as the liver) are diseased or damaged. This test is suggested in patients with symptoms causing nausea and vomiting, weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, jaundice, excessive bleeding or bruising, swelling and/or pain in the abdomen, dark-colored urine, and stool, frequent itching, etc. Other associated tests include an enzymatic kit method, colorimetric methods, spectroscopy, and ELISA methods, etc.

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample drawn from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.   

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory “RTDIAGNOSTICSprovides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.