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What is AST please? 1 month 1 week ago #24743

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I keep reading this in people's signatures and have no idea what it is. I've looked in the glossary and at all of my blood test results and there's no sign of it. Can someone enlighten me please?
2b diagnosed about 10 years ago
Alt was 150 but got it down to a consistent 49 with Chinese herbal medicine
Started dac/sof 27/03/17
4 week test - liver function normal - alt 31
full blood count normal
RNA detected 26 IU/ml Log = 1.42
9 week test 26/05/17
bloods and liver function normal - alt 27
RNA detected <10 IU/ml
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What is AST please? 1 month 1 week ago #24745

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AST is Aspartate transaminase. Like ALT it is an enzyme that is often used as an indicator when investigating liver health. If you scroll down the wiki below to "Clinical Significance" you will see it is less specific to the liver compared with ALT but still useful.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartate_transaminase
G3a since '78 - Dx '12 - F4 (2xHCC)
24wk Tx - PEG/Riba/Dac 2013 relapsed
24wk Tx - Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17

And I couldn't wait to get on the road again
On the road again, on the road again!
- with apologies to Willie ;)
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