Confusion about ALP. Help please?
I got some bloodwork back and I was told that my liver levels are within normal levels. They circled CRP, GOT-PS, and GPT-PS, but did not circle ALP-PS.
My ALP-PS says it is: 302 U/L.
When I searched online, it said that the normal levels for ALP are 20 to 140 IU/L (from site to site, these levels are different, but generally around that much). HOWEVER, on the chart that I received from the doctor, there is a list to the left that shows what the different symbols stand for and what the "normal level" is. While all the website online said "20 to 140 IU/L" is normal, the chart I have said that "104-338 IU/L" are the normal levels.
I'm confused. The lowest "normal" level on my chart is 5x the lowest normal level on most websites. My ALP is within the normal level on my chart, but almost 2.5x more than the highest normal level on most websites.
What is with this disparency?
The reason I got this stuff checked is because my stool has been gray lately, of a very strange consistency, I've been having frequent nausea, and I have brief diarrhea about once or twice a week. I went to 3 different doctors. 2 of them told me I was fine. 1 told me that I may have a gallstone and should get a CT scan for it, but that the fact that I don't feel any pain in my chest/near my liver makes that unlikely.
The doctor gave me medicine that helps one's intenstines and, to be honest, I haven't had any nausea since I started taking that medicine, although my stool is still gray or brownish gray and an unusual consistency.
For some of my other data. My CRP is 0.3 mg/dl (which is apparently within normal levels, but on the high side). My GOT-PS is 17 U/L and my GPT-PS is 12 U/L. My BUN-PS is 12.9 mg/dl (apparently also normal).
Last edited by Greeneggs7; 07-18-2012 at 09:36 AM.