Alkaline Phosphatase

Alternate Name: ALP

SAL Code:

313

CPT:

84075

Loinc:

6768-6

Turn Around Time:

1 Day

Setup:

Daily

Units:

U/L

Department:

Chemistry

Methodology:

Spectrophotometric

Specimen Requirements:

Primary Tube:

SST

Primary Substance:

Serum

Alternate Sample Info:

Heparinized plasma

Temperature

Period

Stable Fridge:

4 Days

Rejection Criteria:

Gross hemolysis, EDTA or Oxalate Plasma; improper labeling

Clinical Info:

Moderate elevations of alkaline phosphatase may be seen in several conditions that do not involve the liver or bone. Among these are Hodgkin's disease, congestive heart failure, ulcerative colitis, regional enteritis, and intra-abdominal bacterial infections. Elevations are also observed during the third trimester of pregnancy.

Additional Information:

Values of serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) are used in the diagnosis of hepatobiliary disorders and bone disease associated with increased osteoblastic activity.

Sample Collection:

Collect patient samples using standard phlebotomy techniques. Click here for additional collection instructions.

Test Information:

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