Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Test Cost & Procedure

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

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An Alkaline Phosphatase serum test (ALP test) examines the amount of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in your blood, found in the liver, bones, kidneys, and digestive tract.

An individual may be tested for jaundice if they have lost appetite, vomited, had abdominal pain, or show other indications of a liver condition. It is also given for bone discomfort, fracture risk, and irregular bone form.

Why does high ALP stand for alkaline phosphatase?

High levels of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) could indicate a liver issue or a bone illness. Different forms of ALP are brought on by bone ailments and liver issues. Your test results, however, cannot identify the specific form of ALP that is elevated.

What occurs if the liver's alkaline phosphatase level is high?

Unusual ALP levels can be an indication of a number of illnesses, including liver issues, bone disorders, some types of cancer, and other illnesses. It is possible for ALP levels to become somewhat aberrant naturally and without any underlying disease.

Values more than 130 U/L are often regarded as high.

High blood levels of ALP could be a sign of liver, bile duct, or bone disease. Age and gender also affect ALP levels, with infants and pregnant women having greater levels [1]. People with blood groups B or O may have higher ALP levels.

It serves what purpose?

Frequently, an alkaline phosphatase test is done to look for or help with the diagnosis of liver or bone issues. The test might also be used to track or identify other medical conditions.

The test is frequently performed alongside other blood tests because several illnesses might alter ALP levels. A complete metabolic panel (CMP) or tests to measure your liver's function are among the additional tests in this list.

The following are signs of liver disease:

  • nausea and diarrhea
  • Having no appetite
  • FatiguesWeakness
  • When you have jaundice, your skin, and eyes turn yellow.
  • abdominal bloating and/or pain (belly)
  • your ankles and legs swelling
  • light-colored stool or urine that is dark in color (poop)
  • recurring itching

The following are signs of bone disorders:

  • your bones hurt
  • arthritis and inflammation in your joints
  • Bones that are too big or oddly shaped
  • Bone fractures

How does an alkaline phosphatase test work?

Alkaline phosphatase testing is one type of blood examination. Typically, this takes only a few minutes.

How to get ready for an alkaline phosphatase test will depend on the lab doing the test.Some laboratories demand that you go without food or liquids for 6 to 12 hours before the test. The ALP test is typically requested together with another blood test. Before these tests, you typically need to fast for several hours. If there are any particular instructions to follow, your provider will let you know.

Why done? 

  • As part of a liver function examination.
  • If you develop symptoms of a liver issue, such as loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, exhaustion, abdominal discomfort, jaundice, or itching.
  • If you experience signs or symptoms of bone disease, such as bone pain and an increased risk of fractures.


A blood sample is needed. 

How does one prepare for the test? 

No preparation is needed.

Required documents for Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum Test:

  • Doctor prescription. 
  • A valid government ID.


No care is required.

The cost of an alkaline phosphatase test in Delhi

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Frequently Asked Questions

The most common causes of the minor ALP elevation present in your asymptomatic adult primary would also include the drug related or alcohol-induced liver disease and the fatty liver. The ALP level should also be able to return to a normal state within a time period of 2-8 weeks of the withdrawal of your offending drug or due to the discontinuation of alcohol use.

The obstruction of liver or its damage could cause the ALP levels to rise. It is also seen that elevated levels would also result from the increase in the bone cell activity. With the high ALP levels would stem from the cirrhosis, which is known to be the scarring of your liver.

It is seen that the ALP level reference range for the adults that are aged 18 years and even older is 30–130 IU/l.  Therefore, it could be estimated for healthcare professionals and consider the ALP levels over the value of 130 IU/l as a high value.

The extremely high elevations of the alkaline phosphatase which are are most frequently viewed in the patients that are present with sepsis, with malignant obstruction, and even in cases of AIDS. The Patients with your sepsis could have the extremely high alkaline phosphatase level with the normal bilirubin.

If the levels of ALP are high due to the liver disease, you would want to take the supplements and the nutrients which would help your liver to regenerate its level. Some of the good options that include the milk thistle, the NAC, the taurine,  vitamins, and your vitamin C.

It is estimated that lower is your vitamin D level, higher would be both the PTH and the ALP levels. In those with any mild, or moderate, or even severe form of vitamin D deficiency, the PTH was considered to be higher than normal in about 30%, 58%, and 65%, respectively. Moreover, the ALP level has been higher than the normal in about  13%, 16%, and 21%, respectively.

You could get yourself tested for Serum Insulin Fasting at Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Center. We would be happy to assist you in getting your sample by trained staff and technicians. 

Yes, a free doctor’s consultation is available for all individuals. Either before the test, or after the test, you can avail this facility at our center, online or in person.

Yes, everybody is eligible for getting the Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)test sample collected from the convenient of your home. Our trained staff members and phlebotomists would get your sample collected with ease at the earliest.

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