Alkaline Phosphatase

Sunquest Code:ALKP  
Epic Code:LAB112Epic Name:Alkaline Phosphatase
Synonyms:ALP; ALK Phos; AlkPhos; ALKP
Methodology:Bichromatic rate
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Room temperature - 8 hours; refrigerated - 7 days
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca GICH)


Reference Range:
Age U/L
0-3 y 110-320
4-9 y 150-420
10-11 y 130-560
12-13 y 105-420
14-15 y 70-230
16 y and older 40-150
Age U/L
0-3 y 110-320
4-9 y 150-420
10-15 y 130-530
16-19 y 65-260
20 y and older 40-150

GICH: All ages (female and male) 34-104 U/L
Use:Evaluation of hepatobilary disease, bone disease associated with increased osteoblastic activity, and possible metastatic disease. For detecting cirrhosis, primary and metastatic neoplasia in liver and bone, infectious mononucleosis and many other entities. Transient elevations may be found during healing of bone fractures and the third trimester of pregnancy. Bone growth in children accounts for their alkaline phosphatase elevation.

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