Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme found in several tissues throughout the body. The highest concentrations of ALP are present in the cells that comprise bone and the liver.
This test measures the level of ALP in the blood. Elevated levels of ALP in the blood are most commonly caused by liver disease or bone disorders.
An ALP test may be ordered as part of routine laboratory testing, often with a group of other tests called a liver panel. It is also usually ordered along with several other tests when a person has symptoms of a liver or bone disorder.
Fasting Required: Preferred
CPT Code: 84075
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