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  • Alkaline Phosphatase

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    Enzymes like alkaline phosphatase help in breaking down proteins in the body as per the need of the body and various functions. This enzyme is mostly produced in the liver, but some of it is also made in kidney, intestines and in the bones. In pregnant women, ALP is produced in the placenta. However, when your liver is not functioning well an abnormal amount of ALP will be discovered in the bloodstream.

    Alkaline Phosphatase

    Cost Rs. 200/-

    Why is the Alkaline Phosphatase test done?

    The test is done to check for liver damage or diseases like jaundice, nausea, and vomiting. The test is also ordered to check for bone problems like rickets and Vitamin D deficiency.

    How do I prepare for the test?

    This test is usually done in conjunction with other tests like ALT and AST test. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medications like antibiotics, birth control pills, aspirin, and oral diabetes medicines. Avoid drinking alcohol few days before the test.

    What do the results indicate?

    The normal values for the ALP test are:

    Adults – 25 – 100 units per litre (U/L)

    Children – Less than 350 (U/L)

    Higher values of ALP indicate that the individual is suffering from liver problems such as hepatitis, jaundice, gallstones, liver cancer and cirrhosis. It would indicate bone diseases like rickets, and bone tumour. Higher ALP levels also indicate heart failure, kidney cancer. Women in the third trimester of pregnancy also have higher levels of ALP. Lower values of ALP indicate a lack of nutrients in the body and malnutrition.

    For more information, please contact us at +91 22 66949876 / 9833141024 or email us at disha@pathologylabindia.com for any test requirement or any query related to our pathology lab

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