What is the role of serum phosphate measurement in the evaluation of acute liver failure (ALF)?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Serum phosphate

Levels of serum phosphate may be low. It has been hypothesized that hypophosphatemia develops in people whose livers regenerate rapidly. Elevated phosphate levels suggest impaired regeneration.


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