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What could cause abnormal levels of alkaline phosphatase?

Bone diseae/gallblad. Alkaline phosphotase is elevated in diseaes of gall bladder/liver or diseases of bones. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: alkaline phosphatase?

Enzyme. 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 disease and bile blockage. Read more...

Why would my plasma alkaline phosphatase levels be raised?

Many Causes. Alk. Phosphatase is an enzyme released into the blood by either liver, bone, kidney, placenta ( if you are pregnant). Need more lab work to find out the cause. Also get a check up with your doc. Read more...

Does elevated alkaline phosphatase cause bone pain?

No. Alkaline phosphatase is known as a "marker" of increased bone (or liver) metabolism. It is contained in bone (and liver) so it will be elevated when bone is being broken down or resorbed as in paget's disease or bone cancer. It doesn't cause bone pain per se, but whatever is causing the bone to break down in the first place (e.g. Paget's disease or bone cancer) is the cause of the pain. Read more...