Specimen Requirements

Title

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE

Specimen Requirement

1SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: > 4 days

Reference Range

By report

Turnaround

1 day

Clinical Use

Measurements of serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) are used in the diagnosis of hepatobiliary disorders and bone disease associated with increased osteoblastic activity. Certain conditions such as Hodgkin’s Disease, congestive heart failure and ulcerative colitis will produce moderate elevation in alkaline phosphatase levels.

Test Code

ALKPH