What Affects the Test
Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:
- Taking medicines that may damage the liver, such as some antibiotics, birth control pills, long-term aspirin use, and oral diabetes medicines.
- Going through Reference menopause Opens New Window. Postmenopausal women may have higher ALP levels than women who still have menstrual cycles.
- Your age. Children normally have much higher ALP levels than adults because rapid bone growth is normal in children and bones make ALP.
- Drinking a lot of alcohol.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 20, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Alan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology