What is a normal AST level?
The normal range is 8 to 33 U/L. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or may test different samples. Talk to your health care provider about the meaning of your specific test results.
What causes high AST and ALT levels?
Chronic alcohol consumption, drugs, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and chronic viral hepatitis are common causes associated with raised ALT and AST. In chronic viral hepatitis, the elevation of liver enzyme may not correlate well with the degree of liver damage.
Are bananas good for the liver?
This is because the sugar present in fruits, known as fructose, can cause abnormal amounts of fat in the blood when consumed in large amounts. Bananas are not bad for the liver, but try to limit them to 1-2/ day and not beyond that as the fructose in them can lead to fatty liver diseases.
What does AST mean in a comprehensive metabolic panel?
The blood test for aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is usually used to detect liver damage. It is often ordered in conjunction with another liver enzyme, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), or as part of a liver panel or comprehensive metabolic panel ( CMP ) to screen for and/or help diagnose liver disorders.
What are dangerous Alt and AST levels?
There is no danger level for SGOT. However, more than 200 is a cause of concern. The extent of liver damage is directly proportional to the SGOT level. However, it is common to have values more than 2000-3000 in viral infection of liver, with complete recovery.
What are the symptoms of high AST?
Patients experiencing elevation of AST or ALT are most likely to see some yellowing of the skin, eyes and mucous membranes in the mouth, as the signs of jaundice. This condition is often connected to tiredness, abdominal pains, weakness and changed color of urine.
What is considered high AST and ALT levels?
If you go outside (or too high) this range then you are considered to have elevated liver enzymes. The standard range largely depends on the laboratory but in general, is somewhere around 0-45 IU/l for ALT and 0-30 IU/l for AST. If your AST and ALT are higher than the 45 and 35 then they are said to be “elevated”.