Alkaline phosphatase-908

Test info

  
Alkaline phosphatase
  
908
  
84075.0
  
ALK
  
Alk phos
Alk Ptase
  

Measurements of serum Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) are used in the diagnosis of hepatobiliary disorders and bone disease associated with increased osteoblastic activity. Certain conditions such as Hodgkin’s disease, congestive heart failure and ulcerative colitis will produce a moderate elevation in alkaline phosphatase levels. Non-pathologic elevations can be observed in third trimester of pregnancy.

 

Specimen

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gentle inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  

Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

  
Serum
Sodium heparin (Na hep) plasma
  

Gold:

Immediately following collection, thoroughly mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  

Gold:

  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

Dk green:

  1. Spin
  2. Transfer plasma to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as Na hep plasma, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Ambient - 7 days

Frozen - 2 months

  
  • Hemolysis
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Performance

  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Enzymatic

Clinical and Interpretive info

  
1-8 dys:                 77 – 265 U/L
30 dys:                   91 – 375 U/L
1-4 mths:               60 – 360 U/L
4-7 mths:               55 – 325 U/L
1 yr:                       60 – 300 U/L
4 yrs:                    129 – 291 U/L
7 yrs:                    134 – 346 U/L
10 yrs:                   156 – 386 U/L
12 yrs:                   120 – 488 U/L
14 yrs:                  178 – 455 U/L
16 yrs:                   116 – 483 U/L
20 yrs:                    58 – 237 U/L
Adult >20 yrs:         50 - 136 U/L

Billing

  
84075

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
02/24/2022
  
11/09/2021