This test detects the level of alkaline phosphatase which is used for the diagnosis of disorders related to liver and bones. Any kind of injury or damage to the liver or blockage of the bile duct causes the release of ALP in the blood. Certain disorders affecting the bones (causing fracture or deformation) also lead to the increase in ALP levels. This test is recommended for the diagnosis of cancer that may affect liver or have spread to the bones. Another disease of the bone known as the Paget’s disease (malformation of bone) is also diagnosed by the help of this test.
LabEspy recommends Health Testing Centers, Ulta Lab Tests, Walk-In Lab for this test.