No special requirements
Centrifuge on arrival
ALP activity changes markedly throughout childhood and rises rapidly during the adolescent growth spurt, particularly in boys. Increases in bone ALP of 3.4-4.0 times the adult range can be seen during this time. Values of over 1000 U/L in teenage boys or 800 U/L in teenage girls require investigation.
No significant interference from haemolysis, icterus or lipaemia.
EDTA contamination decreases ALP activity.
Anticonvulsants, barbiturates, oral contraceptives can increase ALP activity.
Neonate (<4weeks) 70-380 U/L
4wks-16yrs 60-425 U/L
Adult 30-130 U/L
(Source : Pathology Harmony Recommendations)
UK NEQAS for Clinical Chemistry
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