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How is an alkaline phosphatase test done?

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This test checks for an enzyme in your blood that might show if you have a problem with your liver. This test takes only a few minutes. You’ll get your blood drawn with a needle from your arm.

SOURCES:

University of Rochester Medical Center Health Encyclopedia: “Alkaline Phosphatase.”

The Science Museum (U.K.): “Your Body -- What Do Your Cells Do?”

National Institutes of Health, Genetics Home Reference: “ALPL gene.”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Lab Tests Online -- ALP.”

Kids Health by Nemours Foundation: “Blood Test -- Hepatic (Liver) Function Panel.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Rochester Medical Center Health Encyclopedia: “Alkaline Phosphatase.”

The Science Museum (U.K.): “Your Body -- What Do Your Cells Do?”

National Institutes of Health, Genetics Home Reference: “ALPL gene.”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Lab Tests Online -- ALP.”

Kids Health by Nemours Foundation: “Blood Test -- Hepatic (Liver) Function Panel.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2019

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