ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE

Code
400.4000
Name
ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE
Category
None
Department
Chemistry
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Alk Phos; ALP
CPT Codes
84075
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Room Temperature
7 day stability

Refrigerated
7 day stability

Frozen
2 month stability

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

30-105 IU/L

Methodology

Colorimetric

Clinical Significance

Diagnosis and treatment of liver, bone, parathyroid and intestinal diseases.

Determinations of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) are important in liver and bone disorders. Levels of ALP are increased in both extrahepatic and intrahepatic obstructive disease and cirrhosis. Other liver abnormalities such as hepatic tumors, hepatotoxic drugs, and hepatitis cause lesser elevation in ALP levels. Pathologic new bone growth occurs with osteoblastic metastatic (e.g. breast, prostate) tumors with bone being the most frequent extrahepatic source of ALP. If ALP is the only raised value within a liver function panel, it should not be assumed that it is of hepatic origin. Additional testing should be done to rule out an extrahepatic source.

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