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My blood work showed a level of 228 for alkaline phosphatase test. Will i need more test? What could it mean?

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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Need GGT level

If high, liver disease, if normal pagets disease of the bone.

In brief: Need GGT level

If high, liver disease, if normal pagets disease of the bone.
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine
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In brief: need more tests

Elevated alkaline phosphatase can be caused by a problem with your bones or your liver. We need more information to determine where the problem is.

In brief: need more tests

Elevated alkaline phosphatase can be caused by a problem with your bones or your liver. We need more information to determine where the problem is.
Dr. Myra Skluth
Dr. Myra Skluth
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