Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum

Test/Profile Name

Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum

Test/Profile Code

T000014

Clinical Usefullness

Alkaline phosphatase or its isoenzymes are used in the diagnosis and treatment of liver, bone, parathyroid and intestinal diseases.


Synonyms (Also knowns as)

ALP 


Specimen Type and Minimal Volume

Serum 0.3 mL
Serum: Plain tube (Red)
SST tube (Yellow)

Forms

Not required

Test Equipment

Siemens, Dimension RXL Max

Test Method

PNPP , AMP Buffer(IFCC)

Reference Range

PEDIATRIC
Less than one Year : 396 - 1107 U/L
2 - 12 Years : 444 - 720 U/L
13 - 17 Years : 296 - 448 U/L
Adults : 46 - 116 U/L

Include Test

N/A

Reporting Time (Turn Around Time; TAT)

8 hrs

Clinical Information

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is present in a number of tissues including liver, bone, intestine, and placenta. Serum ALP is of interest in the diagnosis of 2 main groups of conditions-hepatobiliary disease and bone disease associated with increased osteoblastic activity.


Related Disease/Condition

Lymphoma
Ulcerative colitis
Parathyroid
Intestinal diseases

Related Test

Liver profile
Bone Markers
Alkaline Phosphatase Isoenzymes
Bone Specific ALP