An ALP test may be ordered as part of routine laboratory testing, often with a group of other tests called a liver panel. It is also usually ordered along with several other tests when a person has symptoms of a liver or bone disorder.
Signs and symptoms of liver involvement may include:
Loss of appetite
Abdominal swelling and/or pain
Dark urine, light-colored stool
Some examples of the signs and symptoms suggesting a bone disorder include:
Bone and/or joint pain
Increased frequency of fractures