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Causes Of A High Level Of Alkaline Phosphatase In Blood
Ignore it: Reference ranges are there to include most but not all healthy people. If your physician is not concerned, i would not be either. ...Read more
Different thing: You could have more than one conditons like low in iron and low in vitamin B12 for instance- that would make normal MCV and high rdw. Or you could be just in the very beginning or mild case of low iron- that would present the same in cbc. Go to see your md and get checked. ...Read more
See Nephrologist: 3 levels of protein in urine: microalbuminuria--less than 300 mg a day tubular--300-1000 mg a day nephrotic--more than 3500 if there is blood in the urine you may have a glomerulonephritis and this may be a very serious condition that causes rapid loss of kidney function. In general the more protein in the urine the worse the prognosis. There are too many diagnosis to list. You need a workup. ...Read more
Lots of things: This can be fine for a growing child or teen, an older person with subclinical paget's (extremely common), or even someone who's non-fasting and just happens to raise the intestinal alk phos on eating. It's also normal for late pregnancy or if you have a healing fracture (you might not even know about, say, a foot stress fracture.). ...Read more
Renal Insufficiency,: There are several reasons for these values, but the predominant theme of just about all of them is renal insufficiency or failure. Gfr or glomerular filtration rate is lowered, as in toxicity, acute and chronic glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, diabetes, dehydration, esrd (end stage renal disease), and atherosclerosis. Many of these, like diabetes & toxicities also cause high anion gap. ...Read more
High B12: Usually taking too much. Sometimes liver disease. ...Read more
What causes a high number/percentage of MID cells in CBC when the overall WBC is in the normal range? ESR is also high (50mm/hr) and slight anaemia.
Increase in monocyte: Monocytes are increased frequently after a viral infection or after some bone marrow insult--again usually viral, but can be associated with exposures or other type of illness. The elevated sed rate represents some sort of inflammatory response to something--the slight anemia requires more information. Please visit with your physician to understand what is going on with you medically. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What are the causes of and how can the levels be reduced of serum creatinine, serum alkaline phosphatase?
Liver disease, etc..: This usually means liver involvement. It can also mean biliary obstruction, pregnancy, and bone diseases. If can be transiently elevated in acute pancreatitis. Other lab values need to be looked at to determine the specific cause. See your doctor to go over the rest of the blood work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a blood level alkaline phosphatase of 46(range 45 - 129) normal or low? Could it cause problems?
My husband got his blood test results back and his levels of alkaline phosphatase were high he s a healthy 26 year old who has never had any other problems the week he got blood work done he was on vacation and he had beers almost every day since he was o
Hard to say: If the alkaline phosphatase was high while other liver enzymes were normal, it can indicate many things - gallbladder or bone problems would be high on the list. Additional tests to break down the alk phos and additional tests of liver, gallbladder and bone function can help make a diagnosis. However, it is not uncommon to have mild-moderate elevations of alk phos and never find a cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could having a blood test only two days after a cellulitis flare up cause my liver levels, as well as my alkaline phosphatase to go up?
I constantly have an elevated white blood cell count and alkaline phosphatase levels currently at 196 I am female 56.
How do you FEEL?: Around 5% of older folks always run elevated alk phos and trying to work it up never produces anything helpful; if the specimen is nonfasting and you don't have A antigen on your red cells, it's often high from intestinal alk phos. If all WBC's are normally formed and other cells are normal, I'd worry only if the WBC is very high. Lab "normals" are set so that several % of healthies are outside ...Read more
My husband has done his blood glucose n blood CP which were normal bt just alkaline phosphatase is high upto 141. Should I be worried? Plz tell
No: 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. Having said that, the alkaline phosphatase level is within normal limits, albeit at the upper end of normal and I see no reason to worry about this enzyme level. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003470.ht ...Read more
My blood work showed a level of 228 for alkaline phosphatase test. Will i need more test? What could it mean?
Yes: An elevated alkaline phosphatase will need to be evaluated with additional blood tests to determine why it is elevated. Most commonly this is due to some form of insult to the liver, usually alcohol. But even a cold can cause an elevated alkaline phosphatase. If your other liver enzymes are elevated, particularly, ggt, your doctor will likely order an ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two recent blood tests indicate alkaline phosphatase levels of 150 and 146. All my other blood tests are well within normal. Should i be worried?
Had blood work done. My creatine was 1/15 which is a bit high according to the range. And my alkaline phosphatase was 36, which was a tad low. Worry?
Stop worrying: Keep taking your high blood pressure medicine. This trivial elevation in creatinine is likely to be from the damage to your kidney arteries from before you started managing your hypertension. Stay compliant and it won't get worse. Low alk phos means nothing. Keep staying on top f your health -- it's a good thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband got test results he has high alkaline phosphatase. He had a beer every day before his blood tests because he was on vacation. Can that affect?
No: Slightly high alk phos without other abnormalities is seldom worth following up. If it's nonfasting, it means exactly nothing. If it's fasting, it still probably means nothing. Some folks just run it high. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies are outside on either end. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wbc, alkaline phosphatase, and chloride high in blood test. plus leukocytes in urine. what does it mean? Been fatigued with nausea and diarrhea
Varies: Multiple potential causes and it may be more than one thing. Leukocytes in the urine can be one of the findings if a urinary tract infection. A full urinanalysis and culture can give more detail. If a urinary infection gets up in the kidney it can cause more systemic symptoms, such as an elevated white count. A detailed exam and further studies will likely determine the cause. ...Read more
16 years old and recently did a blood test. Result : alkaline phosphatase level of 165, . Normal ?
Normal: That is a normal value for Alk Phos. ...Read more
My daughter's blood test showed she had a bilirubin of 41 with normal ALT and alkaline phosphatase. Why could this be and could it cause nausea?
Blood results: alt/sgpt serum level=40 iu/l, serum alkaline phosphatase=43 iu/l, serum bilirubin level=2 umol/l, serum urea level=2.3 mmol/l. Normal?
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? ...Read more
Chronic elevated alkaline phosphatase. GGT normal, other blood test negative. Liver ultrasound clear. My doctors said it is a mystery of elevated AP.
Not necessarily live: Alk. Phos. can be elevated in liver disease, but the enzyme is found in other organs, including bone, biliary tract ( gall bladder), intestine and, interesting, the placenta! Certain medications can also cause an elevation.At the very least, a gallbladder ultrasound, a measurement of parathyroid hormone,calcium & phosphate levels and a review of your meds should be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 years old and recently did a blood test. Result : alkaline phosphatase level of 165, ALT of 16 and gamma glutamyl transferase of 16 . Normal ?
I did blood work and the results were that my alkaline phosphatase was 128 when the normal was 39-117. What does that mean? Should i be worried?
No, not to worry: Alkaline phosphatase is not a very reliable test unless there is something seriously wrong with the liver. Since it is close to normal, I do not believe it is anything significant. if there was anything important going on in your liver, other tests like SGOT and SGPT will be the first ones to rise and sound an alarm. ...Read more
I am 62. My alkaline phosphatase,s is 146, but the rest of my blood test is normal. My dr. didn't say anything.Should I be concerned?
Probably not : Especially if your doc was not concerned. Have faith in your doc. It is impossible for us to say anything about a single value without seeing the rest of the panel ...Read more
I've had low alkaline phosphatase readings on my blood work in the last 2 years, and noticed it was slowly decreasing. My doctor says not to worry?
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