Definitions for "Aspartate aminotransferase"
Keywords:  ast, liver, enzyme, serum, lfts
A liver-cell enzyme that is also found in muscle cells and red blood cells.
An enzyme involved in the processing of amino acids by the body. It is found in the liver as well as other body organs. If an organ is damaged, more is released into the blood and can be picked up in a blood test. AST is a reliable test for liver damage.
(AST) An enzyme released from liver cells. A blood test that reveals abnormally high AST levels may indicate liver damage.