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Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

 

Also known as: ALK PHOS; Alkp
Formal name: Alkaline Phosphatase
Related tests: AST; ALT; GGT; Bilirubin; Liver panel; Bone markers; Alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes; Bone specific ALP

 

  • Why should I do it?

To screen for or monitor treatment for a liver or bone disorder

 

  • When should I do it?

As part of a routine liver panel or when a person has symptoms of a liver or bone disorder

 

  • What Kind of Sample is Needed?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm

 

  • Test Preparation Needed?

Fasting is preferred but not required for this test.