What is the role of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) measurement in the diagnosis of fatty liver disease?

Updated: Apr 12, 2018
  • Author: Emily Tommolino, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The alkaline phosphatase (ALP) level can be elevated in some patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Usually, it is less than twice to three times normal.


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