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* ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE

Mnemonic

ALP

Synonym

Total Alkaline Phosphatase - Orthophosphoric Acid Monoester Phosphohydrolase - AlkPhos - AlkP - ALP

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Preferred: Patient should fast for 8-14 hours.

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells preferably within four hours of collection.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum/Plasma, (Whole Blood 0.60 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (18-26°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Enzymatic

Reference Values

Reference Values

CPT Codes

84075

Last Updated: Thursday, November 9, 2017 01:15:02 PM


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