Specimen Requirements

Title

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE, BONE SPECIFIC (BAP)

Specimen Requirement

Collect SST, centrifuge, send 1.0 mL serum. If collecting alternate sample, centrifuge, pour off 1 mL serum/plasma into screw top plastic vial and indicate sample type on tube.

Alternate samples
Serum: Red top
Plasma: Green sodium heparin or green lithium heparin

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Stability

Refrigerated: 48 hours, Frozen: 60 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

1-4 days, Performed Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Clinical Use

Quantitative measurement of skeletal alkaline phosphatase to be used as an aid in the management of patients with Paget disease and osteoporosis

Test Code

BSAPW