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PLAP (Placental Alkaline Phosphatase) Test

PLAP (Placental Alkaline Phosphatase) Test

Phosphate is usually measured in urine test, it is a sample collected within 24 hours. It is a part of our body which helps in repairing and building our muscles, bones and reconstruct which helps the nervous system to function. The main function of phosphorus is the kidney; it removes and filters the urine that passes through our body. Generally patient suffering from kidney problems causes different levels of phosphate in urine.Sometimes it is also noticed that due to some kind of tumors may also be a cause of high level of phosphate in urine.

No special preparation is required for phosphorous test. It is only advised to consult a doctor regarding all the medication that has to be followed, as there might be severe problem if the medicines are not taken properly. Allergies are also another factor that might cause while undergoing treatment. Doctors can prescribe the best medicines depending on the condition of the patient and suggest necessary instructions. The food intake causes a major problem in phosphorous level approximately an average of intake of 1500 mg.per day gives rise to parathyroid hormone level. And these hormones are excreted into kidneys.

The measurement of phosphorous level mainly depends on the diet and the food intake. Subsequently, everyday excretion may result in variation of test result. Chronic or progressive test are generally monitored by the use of lab test. In worst conditions monitoring frequently might be required, in order to get the desired result. It is recommended for immediate and urgent test if any signs or symptoms are seen. Various factors that influence phosphorus urine are extracellular volume expanding and low dietary potassium intake. Therefore it is very necessary to consult a doctor before going for any treatment of phosphorus urine.

Many tests are usually done to diagnose the problem of phosphate level in the body. It is also advised not to take any foreign matter in urine sample as it may differ with test results. The ranges of every test varies with different labs. There may be different reasons and conditions that can change phosphate level. High phosphate levels may be a result of kidney damages, overactive parathyroid gland or it can be too much of vitamin D in the body. However low level of phosphate might have been the cause of underactive parathyroid gland or kidney, liver diseases, or may be severe malnutrition.

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What is PLAP (Placental Alkaline Phosphatase) Test?
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Uses of PLAP (Placental Alkaline Phosphatase) Test
Procedure for PLAP (Placental Alkaline Phosphatase) Test
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