What Can Cause an Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Level?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 2:51:26 PM ET

Elevated alkaline phosphatase, or ALP, levels may indicate liver problems, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, gallstones or liver cancer, or bone problems, such as bone cancer, rickets, osteomalaica or Paget's disease. In rare cases, elevated ALP levels indicate mononucleosis, kidney cancer, heart failure or a blood infection, as stated by Healthline.

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