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Test Code ALK P Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum

Clinical System Name

Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum

Synonyms

Alk Phos

Phosphatase, Alkaline

Description

Alkaline phosphatase is present mainly in kidney, bone, liver, intestine, placenta and lung.  Serum alkaline phosphatase may be elevated in increased bone metabolism; hyperparathyroidism; Paget's disease of bone; carcinoma metastatic to bone; osteogenic sarcoma; and Hodgkins's disease is bones are invaded.  Hepatobillary diseases involving cholestasis, inflammation, and cirrhosis increase alkaline phosphatase activity, as does renal infarction.

Sample Requirements

Specimen:  Whole Blood

Container(s):  Gold SST

Preferred Vol: 0.5mL

Minimum Vol: 1 Lt. Green/Lithium Heparin Microtainer or 1 Gold Microtainer

 

Note:  Green Top (heparin) or Red Top tubes are also acceptable. Test is affected by hemolysis, prolonged exposure to RBC's, EDTA, oxalate, fluoride & prolonged storage at room temperature. Hemolysis & prolonged room temp storage may result in elevated results.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Marked hemolysis

Spin: Yes.  If grossly lipemic, spin in TDX high speed centrifuge in Non Core Chemistry.

Aliquot: Yes

Temp: 2-4o C

Storage location:  CORE 5 Refrigerator

 

 

Off-site collection:Spin blood, refrigerate serum or plasma.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or Plasma RT

≤ 4 Days

Serum or Plasma 2-4oC

≤ 4 Days

Serum or Plasma -20o or -70oC

≤ 4 Days

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7 1 H

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Core Lab Chemistry

Phone Number: 206-987-2617

 

 

Reference Range

 

  Male (IU/L at 37° C) Female (IU/L at 37° C)
Up to 7 Years 95 - 380 95 - 380
7 - 10 Years 175 - 420 175 - 420
10 - 14 Years 135 - 530 130 - 560
14 - 16 Years 135 - 530 70 - 230
16 - 19 Years 65 - 260 50 - 136
> 19 Years 50 - 136 50 - 136

 

Methodology

Method: Spectrophotometric, Enzyme Rate by Vitros 4600

Analytical Volume:  0.05 mL serum or plasma. 

Minimum Volume: 0.02 mL + 0.03 mL dead space.

CPT Codes

84075