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Check your Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) level. This blood test online is important to your do-it-yourself wellness program, because it measures your level of ALP, without the need for health insurance or a doctor online.
Causes of high alkaline phosphatase:
- High levels of alkaline phosphatase can be caused by:
- A healing bone fracture
- Bone growth
- Liver or bone metastases
- Osteogenic sarcoma
Alkaline phosphatase is used as a tumor marker in the body.
Sometimes seen in rickets and osteomalacia, serum calcium and phosphorus will often have low to normal levels, while alkaline phosphatase may have normal or increased levels.
Increase levels of ALP are seen with multiple disease, such as:
Hypervitaminosis D sometimes causes spikes in alkaline phosphatase
Isolated elevation of serum alkaline phosphatase is often see in Paget disease of bone. Some of the highest levels of serum ALP are seen in Paget disease. With its effects upon bone, hyperthyroidism may elevate alkaline phosphatase. Evidence shows that the thyroid hormone (T3) acts to stimulate bone alkaline phosphatase activity through an osteoblast nuclear receptor-mediated process.
In some patients, Hyperparathyroidism may cause elevated alkaline phosphatase levels. Also, Pseudohyperparathyroidism.
Chronic alcohol ingestion can cause increased levels (in chronic alcoholism, alkaline phosphatase may be normal or increased, but often with high AST (SGOT) and/or high bilirubin and especially with high GT; MCV may be high). Biliary obstruction (a tenfold increase in ALP may be seen with carcinoma of the head of pancreas, choledocholithiasis); cholestasis; GT is also elevated. Cholecystitis with cholangitis. (In most patients with cholecystitis and cholangitis who do not have a common duct stone, alkaline phosphatase is within normal limits or only slightly increased.) Sclerosing cholangitis (e.g., with ulcerative colitis). If there is a primary or metastatic tumor in the liver there may be a marked increase.
Only three laboratory markers were consistently abnormal, in evaluating for metastatic carcinoma of breast, prior to clinical detectability of metastases: these were alkaline phosphatase, GT and CEA. Cirrhosis, especially in primary biliary cirrhosis, in which fivefold or more increases in alkaline phosphatase are seen. Gilbert syndrome: Increase in intestinal ALP is seen. Hepatitis: Moderate increases in alkaline phosphatase occur in viral hepatitis, but greater elevations of the transaminases (AST (SGOT), ALT (SGPT)) are usually found. Fatty metamorphosis of liver (moderate increase occurs in acute fatty liver). Diabetes mellitus, diabetic hepatic lipidosis.
Infiltrative liver diseases can cause increased levels (e.g., sarcoid, amyloidosis, abscess, TB). Sepsis. Certain viral diseases such as infectious mononucleosis and cytomegalovirus infections.
Postoperative cholestasis. Pancreatitis, carcinoma of pancreas, cystic fibrosis. Pulmonary infarct (one to three weeks after embolism. Healing infarcts in other organs, including the kidney, may also cause increased alkaline phosphatase); other situations in which angiofibroplasia occurs, such as healing in a large decubitus ulcer.
Tumors, especially hypernephroma; neoplastic ectopic production (Regan, Nagao isoenzymes). Fanconi syndrome.
Peptic ulcer, erosion. Intestinal strangulation or obstruction, or ulcerative lesion. Steatorrhea, malabsorption (from bone, secondary to vitamin D deficiency). Ulcerative colitis with pericholangitis, other erosive lesions of colon. Congestive heart failure. Parenteral hyperalimentation of glucose, intravenous albumin administration.
Familial hyperphosphatasemia. Idiopathic. Drugs − estrogens (large doses), methyltestosterone, birth control agents, phenothiazines, erythromycin, oral hypoglycemic agents, or any drug producing hypersensitivity or toxic cholestasis. Many commonly and uncommonly used drugs elevate alkaline phosphatase, and tenfold increases may be seen with drug cholestasis.
Decreased levels of ALP alkaline phosphatase are:
Hypophosphatasia: Very low alkaline phosphatase values are found in the presence of normocalcemia or hypocalcemia.
Malnutrition has been reported to relate to low values, but in practice, diseases causing malnutrition relate often to high alkaline phosphatase results (e.g., disseminated neoplasia).
Some drugs such as azathioprine, clofibrate, estrogens and estrogens in combination with androgens) lower serum ALP activity.
Serum ALP activity of intestinal origin occurs only in individuals of ABO blood type O or A. They are secretors of ABH RBC antigens and additionally carry the Lewis red cell antigen. Serum intestinal ALP level increases in these individuals about two hours following consumption of a fatty meal. Liver alkaline phosphatase is increased in infiltrative liver disease as well as cholestasis and inflammatory liver disease. The enzyme is sensitive to obstructive biliary processes, even a small secondary bile duct obstruction, and thus may be increased in those patients when the bilirubin is normal due to compensatory bilirubin excretion by the rest of the liver. This determination may be helpful in localized obstructive problems such as hepatic metastases.
Pregnancy related ALP levels:
Pregnancy increases Serum ALP. Marked decline of high ALP of pregnancy is seen with imminent fetal demise and placental insufficiency.
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