Alkaline Phosphatase ALKP Test
ALKP Test / ALP Test
Serum Alkaline Phosphatase Test
ALKP test is often advised to check the blocked bile ducts, liver cancer, hepatitis, cirrhosis, bone cancer, Piaget’s disease, and vitamin D deficiency.
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Alkaline Phosphatase Total
ALKP Test – When you suffer from a problem with your liver or gallbladder, then the doctor prescribes alkaline phosphatase test to figure out the cause of the problem. Alkaline phosphatase is a kind of enzyme that is found in your body. This enzyme that is a part of a protein fosters different chemical reactions.
Their unique quality is to break down bigger molecules into smaller parts, and they can even join to form an enormous structure. Though it’s the liver that is the major source of alkaline phosphatase, the bones also produce some of it.
Whenever a person faces a problem with the liver or a bone disorder, the doctor may prescribe the alkaline phosphatase test.
Why ALKP Test Advised?
The liver not working properly shows some problems with enzymes. ALKP test is often advised to check the blocked bile ducts, liver cancer, hepatitis, cirrhosis, bone cancer, Piaget’s disease, and vitamin D deficiency. The symptoms are.
- Swelling around abdominal
- Dark yellow urine
- Loss of appetite
The doctor also prescribes the ALP test if he suspects any damage to the liver by the medicines consumed by the patient for other ailments. This way, he comes to know how much damage is done to the liver. Apart from liver problems, the ALP test helps in diagnosing problems like rickets (deficiency of vitamin D), Paget’s disease, and the softening of bones called osteomalacia.
Liver problems are best treated with medicines and an adequate diet which is in line with the diagnosis. With proper treatment, exercise, and a nutritious diet, total health is targeted.
- Overnight fasting is not required
- Doctor’s prescription may be needed
- The normal reference range may vary depending on gender, age, health history, etc.
- If you have consumed any over-the-counter medications before the test or a few days before the test, results could be compromised. It is important that your doctor has prior knowledge about this.
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