Alkaline Phosphatases are a group of enzymes found mainly in the liver and bone. This enzyme functions well in alkaline pH (usually a pH of 10). It is frequently used to look at the health of the gallbladder. .
Usage in Sentence:
“The patients AP is elevated and in the setting of the patients RUQ pain, the patient likely has cholecystitis”
Do you know?
When the AP or ALP test is done, what is measured in the blood is the total amount of alkaline phosphatases released from these tissues into the bloodstream.