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Alternate Names : Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum Alkaline Phosphatase, Alkaline Phosphatase, Total

ALP | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

Normal levels of ALP vary depending on the age and sex of the person, as well as the type of test used.

Higher levels of ALP than normal may indicate:

  • liver disease
  • bone disease
  • leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow
  • various hormone problems
  • pregnancy
  • Lower levels of ALP than normal may indicate:

  • anemia, or a low red blood cell count
  • malnutrition
  • various hormone problems

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    Author: David T. Moran, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 09/20/01

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