Alkaline Phosphatase

Abbrev Code:ALKP   
Order Code:LAB112Order Name:Alkaline Phosphatase
Methodology:All Other Sites: Bichromatic rate
Roche: Colorimetric acc. IFCC Gen 2
Woodwinds: Paranitrophenylphosphate
CPT Codes: 84075 x1, 84075 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Collection Instructions:Chemistry Tests Containers Chart

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:Roche: 7 days refrigerated; 2 months frozen.
Vista: 8 hours at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (CSC Maple Grove, Roche-CSC Mpls, Roche-Grand Itasca, Roche-Lakes, Roche-Northland, Roche-Range, Roche-Ridges, Roche-Southdale, Roche-St. John's, Roche-UMMC East, Roche-UMMC West, Woodwinds)


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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