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Evaluating a Decrease in Serum Alkaline Phosphatase Activity

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

An elevated serum alkaline phosphatase level may decline due to specimen handling or patient therapy. This may mislead a clinician into believing that a condition causing an elevation in serum alkaline phosphatase is improving.

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