|Test Code||BAP / BAP-M|
|Test||BONE ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE, SERUM|
|Description||This test is useful for diagnosis and assessment of severity of metabolic bone disease including Paget's disease, osteomalacia, and other states of high bone turnover. It may also be useful in
monitoring efficacy of antiresorptive therapies including post-menopausal osteoporosis treatment.
The assay is not intended as a screening test for osteoporosis. Assay results should be used only in conjunction with information available from the clinical evaluation of the patient and other diagnostic procedures.
|Specimen||Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) or serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 0.6 mL (minimum 0.5 mL) of serum refrigerated.|
|Reference Values||Reference Values:
<2 years: 25-221 mcg/L
2-9 years: 27-148 mcg/L
10-13 years: 35-169 mcg/L
14-17 years: 13-111 mcg/L
Adults: < or =20 mcg/L
|Analytic Time||1 day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|