SGOT

Definition : Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase
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What does SGOT mean?

Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase (SGOT) or Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), is an enzyme that is normally present in liver. When liver cells are damaged, SGOT leaks out into the bloodstream and the level of SGOT in the blood becomes higher than normal. An SGOT test is a blood test that checks for liver damage.