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What is the difference between ALP and alkaline phosphatase levels?

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Posted on Tue, 14 Jun 2016
Question: Can you please explain the difference between ALP and alkaline phosphatase levels. What are the normal ranges for these? If I have an AST of 37 and an ALP of 46 and an alkaline phosphatase of 58. How would one interpret these results?
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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Results in normal range, no worries

Detailed Answer:
Dear Patient,

An alkaline phosphatase level test (= ALP test) measures the amount of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in your bloodstream.

Abnormal levels of ALP in your blood most often indicate a problem with your liver, gall bladder, or bones. However, they may also indicate malnutrition, kidney tumors, or a serious infection. The normal range of ALP varies from person to person and depends on your age, blood type, gender, and whether or not you are pregnant.

However, your level is within normal range.

The blood test for aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is usually used to detect liver damage.

Your levels are in normal range also.

So there is no reason to worry for you.

Best regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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What is the difference between ALP and alkaline phosphatase levels?

Brief Answer: Results in normal range, no worries Detailed Answer: Dear Patient, An alkaline phosphatase level test (= ALP test) measures the amount of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in your bloodstream. Abnormal levels of ALP in your blood most often indicate a problem with your liver, gall bladder, or bones. However, they may also indicate malnutrition, kidney tumors, or a serious infection. The normal range of ALP varies from person to person and depends on your age, blood type, gender, and whether or not you are pregnant. However, your level is within normal range. The blood test for aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is usually used to detect liver damage. Your levels are in normal range also. So there is no reason to worry for you. Best regards