Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
ALP is typically ubiquitous but predominates in the liver, bile ducts, bone and intestinal tissues. Leakage into the vasculature correlates with increased ALP turnover secondary to organ/tissue damage or increased production as a consequence of growth cycles, pregnancy or metastasis.
Bone pain, suspected liver impairment
|Sample & container required||SST (gold top)|
|Sample volume||0.5 mL|
|Turnaround time||1 day|