|What is the purpose of this test:||The alkaline phosphatase test is used to help detect hepatobiliary and bone disorders.|
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|Associated tests:||A liver function test, a gamma-glumatyl-transpeptidase test and a 5'-nucleotidase test can help confirm hepatobiliary disorder.|
Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme found in the intestines, spleen, kidneys and placenta. It is the alkaline phosphatase enzymes in the liver and bones however, that are responsible for serum alkaline phosphatase activity.
If test results are high
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