What is ALK PHOS
Mar 15, 2003
I had a question on my ALK PHOS result on my HIV lab test. What exactly is it??? Since my diagnosis 10 months ago, it went from 79 in March '02 to 123 in December '02. Is their cause for alarm since it seems to increase at each of my lab test??? I'm on the Kaletra/Combivir regimen. Thank you
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme involved in many functions in many tissues. It can be elevated if there are problems in the liver or bones for instance. I am not sure that the elevation you describe is that significant.
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