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Also known as: 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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Sources Used in Current Review

ALP Isoenzyme Test. (Update May 5, 2013.) National Center for Biotechnology Information PubMed Health. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0003968 through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth. Accessed September 2013.

Alkaline Phosphatase, Total and Isoenzymes, Serum. Mayo Clinic. Available online at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/89503 through http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com. Accessed September 2013.

ALP – Blood Test. (Updated May 30, 2011). MedlinePlus. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003470.htm. Accessed September 2013.

Xiushui, M. R. et. al. (Updated March 2, 2012.) Cardiac Cirrhosis and Congestive Hepatopathy. Medscape. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/151792 through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed September 2013.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

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Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics. Burtis CA, Ashwood ER and Bruns DE, eds. 4th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders; 2006 Pp 608-609, 624.

Pagana K, Pagana T. Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests. 3rd Edition, St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier; 2006, Pp 49-51.

Carey, W (January 1, 2009) Approach to the Patient with Liver Disease: A Guide to Commonly Used Liver Tests, Cleveland Clinic. Available online at http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/hepatology/guide-to-common-liver-tests/ through http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com. Accessed October 2009.

Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. McPherson RA and Pincus MR, eds. Philadelphia: 2007, Pp 86, 256.

(2000) Dufour, DR et al. National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Standards of Laboratory Practice: Laboratory Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis and Monitoring of Hepatic Injury. Available online at http://www.aacc.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/NACB/LMPG/hepatic/hepatic_combined.pdf#page=3 through http://www.aacc.org. Accessed October 2009.

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 16th ed. Kasper D, Braunwald E, Fauci A, Hauser S, Longo D, Jameson JL, eds. McGraw-Hill, 2005, Pp 1815, 2280-2281.