I have jaundice now the bilirubin level is down but the alkaline phosphatase level 406 how to decrease this?
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Abnormal levels of alkaline phosphatase? What could it be?
I got a call from the Doc. (cardiologist) saying that out of 4 liver tests one came out abnormal. She said something about alkaline phosphatase and that they’ll need to run more tests.
What could this possibly be from?
I had originally gone to them to check my heart because of palpitations and exercise intolerance. (I get migraines and nausea after any exercise or streneous activity). I wanted to make sure my heart was ok before I start working out. I guess all the heart stuff came out ok, from the ekg and sonogram (I still haven’t done the stress test), but they only found alkaline phosphetase thing.
I’m 29 yrs old, female, normal weight, and no medical concerns. I do get nauseous pretty often though and have for years. I also get tired a lot, but I am anemic. I’m not on medication and I don’t take otc often.
What could this mean? I won’t have an appt til next week. Any info is appreciated.
I don’t drink any alcohol or do drugs.
ALP elevation can be seen in infectious mononucleosis, bile duct obstruction, hepatitis, heavy alcohol consumption, and fatty liver.
If you don’t abuse alcohol and do not have hepatitis (liver disease), then bile duct obstruction or “mono” are part of the differential diagnosis. Your anemia may point to further clues.
Read this article, but don’t panic…
Liver Function Test from blood sample ?
How can you conduct L.F.T. tests at home using blood sample ? Total Billirubin, SGOT, SGPT, alkaline Phosphatase test ? what are the chemicals required and what is the procedure ? Is it available on net ?
There is an at home liver function test but the one I could find is only available in the U.K. & Ireland.
It only tests for ALT & AST blood enzymes. Which means it could give a false positive since these enzymes are also found in the heart & kidneys.
It would be cheaper to have a doctor order this lab test. It would cost you over in $10,000.00 in supplies for you to run your own, in home, ACCURATE liver function test.
elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function?
I just got back some blood test results, and it showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean? I had the same test done about 2 months ago, and the results were the same. Now they don’t want to do anything until they do another blood test in 6 months. Can anyone tell me what could be going on, and should I wait for 6 months?
You should be with a gastroenterologist now.
He will do more blood tests to see if the liver cells
have become damaged:
1) the liver enzymes are made by the liver cells…
When there is damage to the liver cells, these enzymes
will leak out and go higher in the blood. However,
there is only one liver enzyme that is specific to the
liver (because it is made mostly by the liver cells)
and that is the ALT. The other enzymes are found
in other organs, also.
These tests can be higher if you exercised before
the test was done, had an intramuscular injection or
The enzymes in the liver are known as the ALT, AST,
GGT, and Alkaline Phosphatase
2) The liver function tests will give the doctor an idea
of how well the cells of the liver are still able to do
the many functions, the liver does as a whole, to
keep the body well.
The liver function tests are the Bilirubin, INR, Albumin,
3) The liver viral tests will show if a virus has entered
the body and is using the liver cells to replicate itself.
(these virus are known as Hepatitis A,B,C,ETC.
4) The liver cancer tests known as alpha fetoprotein.
All these tests can be looked up for an explanation at
OR you can place “liver function tests” or “liver enzymes”
in your search engine and it will bring up much information
To check how well the kidney’s are functioning…this would
be the Creatinine test and the Bun test.
Creatinine is a product produced from the use of our muscles.
The kidney dispose of this in our urine. If the kidneys cannot
remove this from the blood and let it go into the urine, then
the kidneys are having a problem.
Bun stands for Blood Urea Nitrogen. When our body’s
use protein, it produces ammonia as a by product. The
liver takes this ammonia and converts it into urea, that
the kidneys pick up so it will also go out in the urine.
This will also show if the kidneys is having a problem.
It depends on what these tests show, whether you have
a liver or kidney problem.
When the liver cells become damaged, the immune
system of the body will respond to this damage and
cause inflammation inside the liver (which will cause
the liver to enlarge in size). An ultrasound test will
show if this enlargement has taken place.
Someone who has liver problems can develop kidney
problems because the liver isn’t able to handle toxins
(to convert them to a non toxic form) the way it used
to and it puts a strain on the kidneys to do this.
However, this usually occurs if someone has advanced
in liver disease.
There are many things that can cause a liver problem:
alcohol consumption, medication toxification,
chemical exposure, mushroom poisoning,
hereditary conditions, metabolic disorders,
auto immune disease, fatty liver disease,
viral or parasite infections, cardiac/vascular
All liver patients are told, “no alcohol”.
They are not suppose to take any medications
that are not approved of or prescribed by their
doctors (over the counter, herbs, herbal teas,
vitamins, minerals, supplements, etc)
If you find the cause of the liver problem and
it can be stopped, then the liver cells may heal
and the problem can be reversed. It is only when
the liver cells die off and form scar tissue inside
the liver that it becomes irreversible…progressive
disease, known as Cirrhosis.
Elevated kidney function can come from electrolyte
imbalance or being dehydrated, also.
Considering you have two sets of blood tests done
that both show a problem…I believe 3 months to
wait for the next blood test or a referral to a specialist
is warranted. No one blood test is 100% accurate,
but two and a comparison between them should be
sufficient to make a determination on whether you
need other tests done. It depends on much,
out of normal range, these tests really where.
I hope this information has been of some help.
Best wishes to you
I am worried with the results from my last blood test, help?
I am 16 years old boy and I recently got a blood test. In it came out that my creatinine was low amongst my SGOT. Also my alkaline phosphatase is really high. My urine test came out that i have some bacteria and some epithelial squamous cells. Should I go to the doctors?
I did go in the first place, but I havent gone back with the results. I just want to know what the things that I got low mean
First I know Creatinine levels are your kidney enzymes..
SGOT/AST is your liver enzymes.
Alk Phos is mainly liver but is also found in kidney’s and other organs but more so in the liver. Bacteria in the UA could mean a UTI.
If the doc gave you the results, and they didn’t say they were concerned about the tests that are out of range, they may consider it normal. Put in a call to your doctors office and have them explain that to you or they may have missed it. Double check.
There are way too many reasons why your enzymes are out of whack. It could be something simple like the machine running the test was not functioning properly. The doc may want to redo your test to be sure.
I volunteer at health fairs we tell clients to take their results to a doctor for interpretation. We also have independent labs here that will do any test you want as long as you pay for it, like they do here in Alaska, you will have to get a doctor to interpret them for you.
I’m a Certified Phlebotomist, and I know that when your labs are not within normal range it depends on how many points out of range they are. The reference range on the test results are just that, reference ranges, not all tests are considered abnormal when they fall out of the reference range. There are allot of different variables that could be the reason, that’s why you need a doc or nurse practitioner to explain it to you.
Just as an example, depending on the doc and the test, he/she may require the range to be a hundred or more points out of range before they consider abnormal or are concerned about it. But because I am not a doctor I can’t tell you what the implications of your out of range results may be. You will have to go to a doctor to get it interpreted.
Good luck, and I hope all will be okay.
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