Bone Specific Alkaline Phosphatase (BAP) Test

BAP, Ostase


Test Code: 513002
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Bone Specific Alkaline Phosphatase (BAP) Test

This test measures blood levels of a form the enzyme Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) which is produced by the skeletal system.  Different types of ALP are produced by various systems throughout the body.  Bone ALP levels increase when the bones are growing.  Children who are still growing normally have higher levels of ALP as do people who are healing from one or more broken bones.  Abnormal Bone ALP levels are often associated with a number of disorders including Osteoporosis, Bone Cancer, and Paget's Disease. 

Bone-specific ALP testing is sometimes ordered when a person has symptoms such as bone or joint pain, deformed bones, or brittle bones.  Further testing will often be necessary before a person's doctor can make a diagnosis. This testing can also be used to monitor people who are being treated for bone disorders.  

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-6 business days.

 

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

Donors who have undergone therapy that includes infusion with mouse monoclonal antibody may produce erroneous results.

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Bone Specific Alkaline Phosphatase (BAP) Test

BAP, Ostase


Test Code: 29498
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Bone Specific Alkaline Phosphatase (BAP) Test

This test measures blood levels of a form the enzyme Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) which is produced by the skeletal system.  Different types of ALP are produced by various systems throughout the body.  Bone ALP levels increase when the bones are growing.  Children who are still growing normally have higher levels of ALP as do people who are healing from one or more broken bones.  Abnormal Bone ALP levels are often associated with a number of disorders including Osteoporosis, Bone Cancer, and Paget's Disease. 

Bone-specific ALP testing is sometimes ordered when a person has symptoms such as bone or joint pain, deformed bones, or brittle bones.  Further testing will often be necessary before a person's doctor can make a diagnosis. This testing can also be used to monitor people who are being treated for bone disorders.  

Turnaround for this test is typically 4-6 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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