Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

Cleveland HeartLab A, Test

NEW YORK DOH APPROVED: YES
CPT: 84075
Order Code: C111
ABN Requirement:  No
Synonyms: ALP; ALKP; Alk Phos
Specimen: Serum
Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)

Collection:

  1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
  3. Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge for 10 minutes.

Patient Preparation: Fasting is preferred but not required for this test. Ask your doctor if you should fast before testing.

Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.

Stability:

Ambient (15-25°C): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 2 months
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 2 months

Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits

Methodology: Photometric

Turn Around Time: 1 to 3 days

Reference Range:

Age Male
U/L
Female
U/L
0-4 Years <350 <340
5-9 Years <385 <385
10-13 Years <485 <400
14-18 Years <350 <195
≥ 19 Years <150 <150

Intended Use: A doctor may order alkaline phosphatase testing to evaluate individuals suspected of having liver disease or metabolic bone disorders.

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