Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme most commonly found in the liver, bones, kidneys, and digestive system. It is also known as Basic Phosphatase. This test measures the ALP levels in the blood. ALP most commonly leaks into the blood stream in cases of liver damage. High ALP readings are usually recorded in patients with severe liver damage and/or any bone disorder. Doctors tend to advise additional tests such as bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), or alanine transaminase (ALT).
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