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Alkaline Phosphate test measures the amount of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in your blood.

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    Alkaline Phosphatase is measured as part of routine Liver Function Tests, to assess liver or bone disease and is also used to monitor treatment for these disorders.

Your doctor may recommend this test for you if you show the signs of a liver disease or/and bone disorder. They include:

  1. Yellowish skin
  2. Swelling in the abdomen
  3. Itchy skin
  4. Dark urine
  5. Dark stool
  6. Chronic fatigue

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) is found throughout the body in all the tissues. However, dense concentrations of ALP are found in the liver, bile duct and bone. ALP does the function of removing phosphates from many different molecules in the body.

Reference Values

 

 Age Group

Male IU/L

Female IU/L

<= 1 Year

between 150-507

between 150-507

1-5 Years

between 152-767

between 152-767

5-10 Years

between 135-537

between 135-537

10-14 Years

between 92-549

between 50-415

14 Years

between 40-150

between 40-150

 

Interpretations

A higher than normal level of ALP may be observed in Biliary Obstructions (obstructions in the bile duct), bone diseases, bone tumour, hepatitis, liver disease etc. Lower than normal ALP levels may be due to protein deficiency, Wilson’s disease, Malnutrition etc. Post-menopausal women and pernicious anaemia could also lead to low levels of ALP Gall bladder disease and alcohol abuse can also lead to imbalances in ALP levels.

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