What is an Alkaline Phosphatase Test?
The alkaline phosphatase test (ALP) is used to help detect liver disease or bone disorder.
Who should get this test?
An ALP test may be ordered often with a group of other tests called a liver panel. It is also usually ordered along with several other tests when a person has symptoms of a liver or bone disorder.
Signs and symptoms of liver involvement may include:
- Weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal swelling and/or pain
- Jaundice, dark urine, light-colored stool, itching
Some examples of the signs and symptoms suggesting a bone disorder include:
- Bone and/or joint pain
- Increased frequency of fractures
- Deformed bones
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.