ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE (ALP), WRHA & Westman Lab (ROCHE) - (P)
Test Code: ALK
Alkaline phosphatase levels are elevated during pregnancy due to placental alkaline phosphatase. Values are 2 times normal in the third trimester.
Plasma: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Plasma: 0.2 mL
Serum: 2.0 mL
Note: Reference ranges are specific to instrumentation/site where testing performed. For testing performed at different sites (other than WRHA & Westman Labs), 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 (787-2071).
Stat or Routine