I believe normal levels typically range from 20 to 140 IU/L (international units per liter). Although it can be slightly different depending upon the laboratory used, your level seems abnormally elevated. Since there are a variety of conditions that can cause elevation, it would depend on what the underlying cause is as to whether or not it's 'treatable.' You need to put this result together with any other test results and discuss it with your doctor.
Thanks for your reply. I know that I'm concerned about the level of Alk Phosp. I had a fractionated blood test and it shows that it is originating from the liver. Of course I'm freaked out by this but the docs seem rather nonchalant. In fact, my GP said it might be the early manifestation of bile duct blockage but wouldn't be surprised to see it disappear altogether. However, he said that I should see the liver specialist re: next steps. I feel pretty good overall except for the mental anguish and am at the point of wondering if I should pursue any more tests. I have none of the symptoms for bile duct disorder, but I'm on the fence about moving forward.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.