Worried about abnormal liver enzyme level

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Hello. I wonder if anyone could help me. I recently had done some liver function tests, CBC, thyroid, CRP, bone profile and U&E blood tests. All came back ok apart from a mildly elevated ALP of 150. My GP has ordered an ALS test plus ALP isoenzymes test. He's told me not to worry and even gone as far to say that it could even just be a lab anomolie. But I'm so worried as my mum has PSC. He's t on told me that it's unlikely as my other liver tests and CRP levels were all normal. Any advice would be so appreciated as I'm worried sick. Thank you.

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    Try not to worry, all my tests came back negative and stating ' results show liver as that of an alcoholic' my doctor told me to cut down on my alcohol. I could of slapped him, I've never had alcohol in my life! I'm still her, after 2 years, no more tests done, no concerns. I'm healthy smile

    Results down mean the worst things, they can be below a normal range, but if other tests come back abnormal, I'm sure they would investigate.

    I have a node in my lung, it doesn't mean it's cancer, if you see what I mean. Xx

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      Thank you so much for your reply. I've had the worst few days worrying over this. I suffer badly with anxiety and find it hard to not worry. I've got to have a repeat of my liver profile in 3 weeks so I'm hoping all will be ok.

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    Hi Lisa, & it sounds like your doc is doing a proper diagnostic.  I dearly hope you get good news.  

    The only other thing I can think of is adding a GGT lab to your next bloods.  A high GGT combined with high ALP is a marker for liver distress, but if GGT is normal, it may be something in your bones.  From the web: "If ggt is normal, & calcium and/or phosphorus measurements are abnormal, usually the ALP is coming from bone."

    Hang in there, & hope you get some good news soon!  

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      Thank you for your reply. I googled about the liver/bone causes and I mentioned to my GP that I'm on a dairy free diet and 2 years post menopausal so I was surprised that my calcium levels were normal. He said that calcium is an odd thing and that if the body doesn't get what it needs from diet then it will draw calcium from the bones into the blood so that's a possible cause. He's not requested a GGT test just ALP isoenzymes.

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    How old are you?ALP is very sensitive to age.I also had elevated ALP with normal AST,ALT,GGT but it turned out to be vit D deficiency.
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      Spoke with my Drs receptionist today. The AST test came back normal but she said GGT was borderline, I wasn't even aware this test had been done! My blood form said AST and ALP isoenzymes. I'm so confused!

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      Hello George

      Not sure if you are still following this but i wondered how long it took your ALP to get back to normal. Turns out that my vitamin D was low. Been on supplements for 4 months but my ALP is still high, albeit not as much.

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