Alkaline Phosphatase Test in Chandigarh

Alkaline Phosphatase Test in Chandigarh

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An alkaline phosphatase test in Chandigarh is often suggested when the patient is suspected to show symptoms associated with liver disease or bone disorders. People who suffer from chronic liver disease have to include this test as part of a broader liver functioning test.

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About Alkaline Phosphatase Test

Why is an alkaline phosphatase test done?

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme that is released by all the tissues of the body. Higher amounts are found in bone tissues, liver tissues, and blue duct tissues. While the exact functioning of this enzyme is not known, abnormal levels have indicated disorders of vital organs.

An alkaline phosphatase test is often suggested by doctors to ascertain if the symptoms shown by the patients are pertaining to liver damage or another organ malfunctioning is causing the problems faced by the patient. Bone disorders are also measured by checking the results of the bone alkaline phosphatase test. When patients start showing the following symptoms, they are suggested an alkaline phosphatase test:

  • Sudden and unexplained weight loss
  • Urine is dark in color
  • The stool is light in color
  • Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes
  • Easy bruising
  • Abdominal pain, especially on the right side
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Easy fracturing on bones
  • Developing abnormally-shaped bones
What does the alkaline phosphatase test measure?

The alkaline phosphatase test is used to check if the ailments due to the improper functioning of the liver or other organ disorders are causing the symptoms to arise. Like electrolytes, enzymes should be within the range described as normal. High and low concentrations create imbalance and give rise to various disorders.

When the ALP levels are high, the person can be suffering from:

  • Bacterial infection
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Bone deformation disorders like osteoporosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Congestive heart failure

When the ALP levels are low, the person can be suffering from:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Dwarfism
  • Hypophosphatasia
  • Wilson’s disease
  • Malnourishment
Potential risks/side effects of Alkaline phosphatase test

There are no risks involved when opting for an alkaline phosphatase test. Experienced technicians provide quick and painless jabbing of the injection for drawing the blood out. Lab technicians use a brand new needle every time this process is done. You are also at no risk of contracting any illness from other patients.


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Does an alkaline phosphatase test also reflect kidney health?

Yes. Alkaline phosphatase is also present in the kidneys. Damages caused to the kidneys and infections can result in an abnormal amount of ALP to be present in the bloodstream. Often an alkaline phosphatase test is suggested along with a bilirubin test to determine the cause of the kidney problem.

Is fasting required for the alkaline phosphatase test?

When done alone, fasting is not required for an alkaline phosphatase test. But, when choosing the test as part of a panel, doctors might suggest fasting to ensure results are accurate.

Can an alkaline phosphatase test indicate bone health?

Yes, a bone alkaline phosphatase test is conducted to confirm the presence of bone disorders.

Interpreting the Alkaline Phosphatase Test results

Interpreting the Alkaline Phosphatase Test results

Once the results for the alkaline phosphatase test are received, the levels measured in the sample should be checked against the normal level indicator. The enzyme is measured in units per liter (U/L). The range differs in adults and children. In adults, the normal range is between 33 U/L to 96 U/L, in children, the normal range should be under 350 U/L. In women, the levels change as per the stage of their pregnancy.

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Test Reading Health Risk
33 U/L to 96 U/L for adults

<350 U/L for children

NORMAL/ Manageable


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