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Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Blood Test

Original price £39.00 - Original price £39.00
Original price
£39.00 - £39.00
Current price £39.00

This test measures the level of ALP enzyme in your bloodstream, which is produced by various tissues in the body, including the liver, bones, kidneys, and intestines.

  • Biomarkers: 1
  • Turnaround: 1-2 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK.
  • Includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample in about 15 minutes.
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

Re-test guarantee

Stay proactive and gain valuable insights into your liver, bone, and kidney health with our Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Blood Test. Our convenient at-home kits allow private sampling with rapid results from our CQC-accredited lab within 24 hours in most cases.

Track changes over time through our secure online Health Dashboard. Our full-picture health service means you gain a deeper understanding so you can make informed lifestyle choices and take timely preventative action.

At One Day Tests, we arm you with the information you deserve to take control of your health, without referrals or waiting lists. Order an ALP Test kit today and embrace a future of vigilant well-being.

About the Alkaline Phosphatase ALP Blood Test

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme found in various tissues throughout the body, with the highest concentrations located in the liver, bones, kidneys, and digestive system. The ALP Blood Test primarily measures the amount of this enzyme in the bloodstream, offering vital insights into the health and functionality of these areas.

An elevated ALP level can be indicative of liver disease or damage, bone disorders, or other conditions. Conversely, unusually low ALP levels might suggest potential malnutrition, certain genetic disorders, or other health concerns.

At One Day Tests, we believe in offering comprehensive insights for you to stay informed and proactive. Our ALP Blood Test is an essential tool in this endeavour, allowing for timely intervention and effective management of potential health issues.

1 Biomarker


    - Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)


    Need more biomarkers? Check out our Liver Function Blood Test

Most of the biomarkers we offer in the "ready made" panels are also available separately. So if your favourite test panel is missing a biomarker you would like to have, no problem, you can add whatever you need to one of our standard panels using the "Pick-n-mix" options, such as this one.


    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:

    1-2 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

The human body is a complex interplay of various systems, and the ALP enzyme serves as a valuable indicator of your liver and bone health. Elevated ALP levels can signal potential issues with the liver, such as damage or dysfunction. Monitoring ALP levels can be a proactive step in identifying liver-related concerns at an early stage.

Taking charge of your well-being is about staying ahead of potential health challenges. The ALP Blood Test can serve as a valuable tool in assessing your liver function and overall health status. Whether you're looking to address specific health concerns or simply want to maintain a proactive approach to your health, this test can help guide your decisions.

Red flag symptoms for the Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Blood Test

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Bone pain, fractures and weakness
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • High blood pressure

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Blood Test.

To ensure accurate ALP test results, fast for 8-12 hours beforehand and avoid strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours prior.

Stop taking any ALP-altering medications like corticosteroids, antibiotics, or birth control pills before testing if cleared by your physician, and refrain from alcohol intake for 2-3 days. 

Delay nonurgent testing if recovering from an illness or fracture.

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

What is ALP?

ALP stands for Alkaline Phosphatase, which is an enzyme found in various tissues of the body, including the liver, bones, intestines, and placenta.

What does the ALP Blood Test measure?

The ALP Blood Test measures the level of the alkaline phosphatase enzyme in the blood. It is often used as a marker for liver and bone health.

Why is the ALP test important?

The ALP test is important because it can help diagnose and monitor conditions related to the liver, bones, and other tissues. Elevated ALP levels may indicate liver disease, bone disorders, or other health issues.

What can cause elevated ALP levels?

Elevated ALP levels can be caused by various factors, including liver diseases (such as hepatitis or cirrhosis), bone disorders (like Paget's disease or bone cancer), and conditions affecting the bile ducts.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • You want a routine health check
  • You are looking for a liver function assessment
  • You are concerned about bone disorders and wish to test your bone health
  • Screening for Metabolic Bone Diseases

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

The Alkaline Phosphatase ALP Blood Test is an excellent choice if you have concerns about the health of your liver and bones or if you're looking to monitor changes in your ALP levels over time. 

By choosing the ALP Blood Test, you gain access to valuable information that can empower you to make informed decisions about your health and well-being. Whether you're proactively managing your health or addressing specific concerns, this test is a valuable tool in assessing your liver and bone health.


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