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what is the normal range for alkaline phosphatase levels

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
44 years experience Pathology
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Alkaline phosphatase has two sources - liver and bone. Consult a specialist for further investigations.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Part of pregnancy: The placenta produces a great deal of alkaline phosphatase.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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
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A male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
17 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: That is a normal value for Alk Phos.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: It is very important to know why these were drawn in what sounds to be an otherwise healthy 19 year old. Did you expect to find something wrong?
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