Alkaline Phosphatase


Abbrev Code:ALKP   
Order Code:LAB112Order Name:Alkaline Phosphatase
Methodology:Bichromatic rate
St. Johns/St. Joseph/Woowinds: Paranitrophenylphosphate
CPT Codes: 84075 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds-Green (lithium heparin, no gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds - Red (no 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  (M Health Maple Grove Clinic, Range, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Hepatic Panel Critical Values and Reference Ranges
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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