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Alkaline phosphatase, or ALP, is an enzyme made mostly by the liver and bones.
Alkaline phosphatase is also is made by the intestines, kidneys and the placenta of a pregnant woman.
The liver makes more Alkaline phosphatase than the other organs or the bones. Some conditions cause large amounts of Alkaline phosphatase in the blood. These conditions include rapid bone growth (during puberty), bone disease ( osteomalacia or Paget's disease), or a disease that affects how much calcium is in the blood ( hyperparathyroidism), or damaged liver cells.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme found mainly in the liver and bones. Raised levels can indicate bone or liver disease. Elevated ALP is assessed in conjunction with other liver function tests to determine whether the problem lies in the liver or the bones.
Pregnancy can also cause raised ALP and it is often elevated in growing teenagers.
We will send you your Alkaline Phosphatase finger-prick blood test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.How to collect a finger-prick blood sample
Your Alkaline Phosphatase test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Alkaline Phosphatase test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
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