Bone-Specific Alkaline Phosphatase (BALP)

How to Cite This Chapter: Don-Wauchope A, Chetty VT, Ivica J, Kavsak P, Khan WI, Lafreniere M, Nouri K, Solnica B. Bone-specific Alkaline Phosphatase (BALP). McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine. Kraków: Medycyna Praktyczna. Accessed May 24, 2024.
Last Updated: May 9, 2022
Last Reviewed: May 9, 2022
Chapter Information

For a brief introduction and guide to abbreviations, see Laboratory Tests: General Remarks.

Analyte [material]

Bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BALP) [S/P]

Reference range, target level, or decision threshold

<150 IU/L!!!

Interpretation of results

↑ Bone diseases (bone formation): Osteomalacia (primary hyperparathyroidism, CKD, vitamin D deficiency, metastases), Paget disease, osteoporosis

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