Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE (ALP), Rural Sites (ORTHO), excluding Westman Lab - (P)
Test Code: --
Clinical Information:
Alkaline phosphatase levels are elevated during pregnancy due to placental alkaline phosphatase.  Values are 2 times normal in the third trimester.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:


Plasma: 2.0 mL
Referral:

Serum: 2.0 mL
Requisition:
Reference Values:
0 - 12 mo: 140 - 424 U/L          
13 mo - 10 y:   84 - 310
11 - 16 y:   71 - 506
≥ 17 y:   36 - 144
 
Note:  Reference ranges are specific to instrumentation/site where testing performed.  For testing performed at different sites (other than rural sites), please refer to the appropriate Lab Information Manual (LIM) entry.
 
In pregnant females 15 - 50 y:  twice normal in 3rd trimester.
Patients with low alkaline phosphatase levels:  A low level can occur in various medical conditions and may be a marker for hypophosphatasia, a now potentially treatable disorder of bone mineralization.  For further information please contact the metabolic geneticist on call through HSC paging (204-787-2071).
Availability:
Daily or Stat
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