Alkaline Phosphatase(ALP)

ALP is an enzyme found throughout the body, but it is mostly found in the liver, bones, kidneys, and digestive system. When the liver is damaged, ALP may leak into the bloodstream. High levels of ALP can indicate liver disease or bone disorders. This may be caused by an inherited disorder that destroys the immune system and causes Combined Immunodeficiency(SCID)
Interpretation: High alkaline phosphatase levels may mean there is damage to the liver or that there is any type of bone disorder. Liver damage creates a different type of ALP than bone disorders do. It indicates cirrhosis. High levels may be seen in hepatitis, bile duct blocages, Infectious Mononucleosis, Hodgkin Lymphoma, heart failure and bacterial infection. Children and teens may have higher leves because of bone turnover for growing. Low leves may indicate hypohospotasia, zinc deficiency and malnutrition.
Sample: Arm vein blood. Nonfasting
Working day: Everyday
Result Time: In 2 hours