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Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme that is found throughout the body but mostly found in liver, bones, kidneys, and digestive system. This particular test is used to help detect liver disease, bone disorders, or help with the detection of gallbladder disease.

Test Details

This test will provide a numeric value and references ranges dependent on your age and sex.

Elevated levels of alkaline phosphatase can be seen in the detection of liver disease, bone disorders, or gallbladder disease.

Low levels of alkaline phosphatase can be seen in malnutrition of either vitamins or minerals, and it may also be temporarily seen after blood transfusions or cardiac bypass surgery.

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Am I required to fast?

No, fasting is not required. There are no dietary or medicinal restrictions to take this test.

What is the sample required?

A simple venous blood draw.

Is a doctor's order required?

No. You do not need to provide a doctor’s order to get lab testing done at Any Lab Test Now.

When will I get my test results?

Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No. You can walk in for same day testing. We make it easy for you by offering work-friendly hours.

If I have questions about my tests results who should I contact?

We recommend you share your results with your physician.