About Alkaline phosphatase
What is alkaline phosphatase?
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme found throughout the body in tissues such as bones, intestines, bile ducts, the liver, and in the placenta of pregnant women. High ALP levels in your blood can be an indicator of conditions including liver diseases, bone diseases or block bile ducts. As there are multiple sources of ALP in the body, this test is often used in conjunction with liver tests to determine the general location of the problem.
Disorders associated with elevated ALP levels include hyperthyroidism, liver damage, rapid bone growth, osteomalacia, bone tumours and biliary obstructions.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of ALP in the blood. If your blood ALP level is elevated, your doctor may suggest an ALP isoenzyme test to determine the exact source of the problem.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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