SGOT Full Form


Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase, termed as SGOT, is an enzyme that is normally present in liver and heart cells, and to a lesser extent, in the kidney and muscles. 

SGOT is also known as Aspartate Aminotransferase abbreviated as AST. Another name for Aminotransferase is Transaminase. SGOT test is most useful in detecting liver damage due to hepatitis, drug toxic to liver, cirrhosis, and alcoholism. In a healthy individual, the level of SGOT in the blood is low; when liver or muscle cells are injured, SGOT is released into the blood; the enzyme level also elevates when there is underlying liver damage. Moreover, certain medications can also cause a rise in the enzyme level.


Specialists essentially utilize the SGOT test to check for and evaluate liver issues. The SGOT protein is chiefly fabricated in the liver. At the point when the liver is harmed or sick, SGOT can spill from the liver into the circulatory system. At the point when this occurs, levels in the blood will be higher than typical. 

On the off chance that an individual has heart or kidney issues, levels of SGOT might be especially high. To preclude these issues, specialists regularly request a check of the second liver protein, ALT, simultaneously. On the off chance that the two levels are high, it shows an issue with an individual's liver. If just SGOT levels are high, this may show an issue with another organ or framework. 

Specialists normally request the test on the off chance that they presume that an individual may have any of the accompanying conditions: 

  • Hepatitis

  • Cirrhosis 

  • Liver Harm Brought About By Liquor Abuse 

  • Liver Harm Brought About By Drugs


  • The SGOT test is exceptionally direct, and an individual can anticipate that it should resemble some other blood test. An expert will situate the individual in a seat and tie a versatile band around their arm. 

  • The expert will at that point look at the arm for an appropriate vein. In the wake of finding the vein, they will clean the site with a liquor swab. 

  • The specialist will at that point embed a little needle into the vein and draw blood. The draw won't take long, just a few minutes. 

  • At the point when a vial has loaded up with blood, the specialist will evacuate the needle and train the individual to hold a bandage against the site of the addition. The specialist will expel the versatile band and secure the cloth with clinical tape.


  • Since the SGOT test is clear, no exceptional planning is fundamental. Be that as it may, an individual can find a way to guarantee that the test goes easily. 

  • Keep away from over-the-counter drugs, including torment relievers, for example, ibuprofen or acetaminophen, for 2 days before the SGOT test. On the off chance that the test is performed without notice, an individual should tell their PCP that they have as of late assumed control of the over-the-counter drugs. 

  • Remain hydrated before any blood test. Drinking a lot of water upon the arrival of the test can make blood simpler to draw. 

  • Wear a baggy or casual shirt, to permit simpler access to the veins in the elbow.

High-level Of SGOT

A high SGOT level in blood implies that any organ is damaged. If the liver is sick at that point, it will begin blending Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase in the circulation system. The expanded degree of AST will educate the specialists about the damaged liver. Else, if the kidney is damaged, at that point, it will discharge AST in blood. 

SGOT is created in the liver.  On the off chance that the liver is being neglected, it will keep discharging this compound. Subsequently, a more significant level of SGOT implies harmed liver, which is a significant medical problem.


Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase, a compound that is typically present in liver and heart cells. SGOT is discharged into the blood when the liver or heart is harmed. The blood SGOT levels are in this manner raised with liver harm (for instance, from viral hepatitis) or with an affront to the heart (for instance, from respiratory failure). A few drugs can likewise raise SGOT levels. SGOT is also termed as aspartate aminotransferase (AST).