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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Alkaline Phosphatase (Definition)

The normal range is 20 to 140 iu/l.[12] high levels can indicate active bone formation occurring as alp is a byproduct of osteoblast activity (such as the case in paget's disease of bone). Levels are also elevated in people with untreated celiac ...Read more


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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

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

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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?

Inconsistent results: Please consult your doctor to redo the test. It is not likely that she has this high a bilirubin with normal liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Alkaline phosphatase level 151. Is this normal?

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 it with your doctor and see this site for info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003470.htm. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old with an alkaline phosphatase level of 160. Is this normal ?

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-aged sedentary people shouldn't bother you. You may even still be growing, or might be one of those folks whose alk-phos is up on a non-fasting specimen. ...Read more

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Is a blood level alkaline phosphatase of 46(range 45 - 129) normal or low? Could it cause problems?

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 place. Stop worrying and be grateful for good health. ...Read more

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High ALKALINE phosphatase but EVERYTHING else normal. Had a total replacement 1month ago. Is this the reason or what else could be?

Varies: Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme usually associated with bone turnover. If it is mildly elevated and normalizing, then it could potentially be related to your surgery. If it is highly elevated, then there may be other considerations, Paget's disease being just one possible consideration. ...Read more

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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