Alkaline Phosphate Bone Specific

About the test

Alkaline Phosphate (ALP) Test is a blood test that helps measure the level of the enzyme alkaline phosphatase in the blood. The test is usually a part of the routine bone and liver function test.

Why get tested?

Alkaline Phosphate (ALP) Test is performed to determine the functioning of the liver and gallbladder or to identify problems with the bones. The test helps diagnose the following conditions:

  • Hepatitis (A, B and C)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Cholecystitis

The test may also be prescribed if the doctor suspects any of the below-mentioned conditions:

  • Rickets
  • Osteomalacia
  • Paget’s disease

Preparations

The test does not require any specific preparations, but below mentioned are a few points that must be kept in mind prior to undergoing the Alkaline Phosphate (ALP) Test-

  • It is advisable to take the tests early morning to get the accurate result.
  • A night of proper sleep is also advisable to get accurate results.
  • Use of alcohol and other addictives is prohibited for at least 24 hours before undergoing the test.
  • Do not smoke beforehand.
  • Intake of any medication should be discussed with the doctor before taking the test so as to avoid getting any misinterpreted results.
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