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Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

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Also known as: ALP; ALK PHOS; Alkp
Formal name: Alkaline Phosphatase
Related tests: AST; ALT; GGT; Bilirubin; Liver Panel; Bone Markers; Alkaline Phosphatase Isoenzymes; Bone Specific ALP

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for or monitor treatment for a liver or bone disorder

When to Get Tested?

As part of a routine liver panel or when you have symptoms of a liver or bone disorder

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

Fasting overnight preferred but not required