Category Archives: Liver

Investigation of raised ALP

Physiological causes Normal variation – statistically, 2.5% of the population will have levels above the ULN. Analytical variation – combined analytical & biochemical variation is approx 8%. Levels increase by approx 6% if sample stored for 96 hrs at room … Continue reading

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BMJ 2011: 342: 933 – 984 (30th April)

Another analysis showing increased MI risk in patients taking calcium supplements.  In this re-analysis of the WHI data, calcium supplements, whether with or without Vitamin D, increased the risk of both CVA or MI by about a fifth each.  As … Continue reading

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