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What is the normal range for alkaline phosphatase levels

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
It's fine: A low alkaline phosphatase level never means anything, and reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside in the first... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
All context: It is all in the context of having tests done as well as trend, if previous values available. There are few medical conditions in which alkaline phosp... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
I wouldn't. The cited testing is not indicative of any particular issue. It would be better to know why the test was ordered to begin with and place t... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Hard to say: Since many other labs would list the low end of normal as low as 30 IU/L it is hard to comment on a single lab value without context. Low values are a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Upper end of normal: The level is above the upper limit for normal but not by much. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and you should discuss i... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Stop worrying: Unless there is something else obviously wrong, the fact that your alk phos is slightly above the range for most (not all) apparently healthy middle-a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Alkaline phosphatase has two sources - liver and bone. Consult a specialist for further investigations.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Part of pregnancy: The placenta produces a great deal of alkaline phosphatase.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: Very much so. Elevated alk phos really isn't a marker for ongoing hepatitis B. You should be congratulated on your transaminases being in the normal r... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Normal: That is a normal value for Alk Phos.