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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeBALP
Method

Beckman Coulter Access Ostase (immunoenzymatic assay)

Diagnostic Use / Indications

P1NP has replaced BALP as the preferred bonemarker for bone formation.

BALP is a less specific test and now only available by prior arrangement.

It may be useful in some research studies.

External Price$35.86(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

No

Specimen Collection Protocols

Serum or Li heparin plasma only. EDTA unacceptable

Patient SpecimenBlood, 2.0mL Red Top tube.
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions0.5mL serum, Frozen
Aliquot Transport to CHLFrozen
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentEndocrinology Laboratory
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Contact Phone Number(03) 3640886 | x80886
Test AvailabilityThe laboratory does not routinely stock reagents for this test. There will be a time delay and additional costs involved in measuring this hormone.
Reference Interval

Male < 20.1 ug/L
Female (premenopausal) <14.3 ug/L
Female (post menapausal) <22.4 ug/L
 

Interpretation
  1. This method is not interchangeable with other alkaline phosphatase assays. While it shows relatively low interference from the liver ALP isoenzyme, raised levels (liver ALP>110 U/L) may influence BALP results.
  2. Results are not valid in the presence of EDTA. Samples will be screened for EDTA before BALP assay.
Uncertainty of Measurement

+/- 0.1ug/L for <1.0ug/L

+/- 13% for >1.0ug/L

 

Delphic Number Test Number6556

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