# Alkaline Phosphatase

ALP is an enzyme found in the bloodstream and it is found in different forms depending on where it originates e.g. liver, bone, intestine, pancreas, kidneys, and placenta of pregnant women. It helps to break down the proteins in the body. This test used to help detect liver or bone disorders. This test is usually ordered along with other tests such as the gamma-glutamyl transferase (GTT) test and/or as part of the liver panel. Higher than normal levels of ALP in the blood may indicate problems in the liver or gall bladder. It can be due to hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer, gall stones, or blockage in bile ducts.
Test Code: 38
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ALP- Alkaline Phosphatase is an enzyme present in the liver, bones, kidneys, and digestive system. Due to the liver damage, the ALP Enzyme level from the liver is expelled into the blood hence the enzyme level will be increased. This blood check-up used to detect the increase in ALP levels in the blood to detect liver and bone diseases.


This test is usually done when suspected with severe abnormal levels of serum ALP, which can signify a severe underlying medical condition related to the abnormalities of the liver, bones, or gall bladder. This test is suggested in patients with symptoms causing nausea and vomiting, weight loss, tiredness, weakness, jaundice, swelling and/or pain in the abdomen, dark-colored urine, and stool, frequent itching, etc. Other associated tests include fluorimetry methods, enzymatic methods, ELISA, and kit methods.

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample drawn from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory “RTDIAGNOSTICSprovides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centres to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.