ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE

Mnemonic

ALK

Synonym

AlkPhos - AlkP - ALP

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) top tube, also acceptable: Plasma, one 3.0 mL mint green (PST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Serum or plasma separated from cells before transport is preferrable.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C).

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

UNSPUN SAMPLES: Ambient (15-25°C): 24 hours. AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (15-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 1 week; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Enzymatic

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

MALE:
20-60years: 53-128 U/L
>59 years: 56-119 U/L
FEMALE:
18-59 years: 42-98 U/L
>59 years: 53-141 U/L

CPT Codes

84075

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:56 AM