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I had blood work done and my Alkaline Phosphatase was at 154

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I had blood work done and my Alkaline Phosphatase was at 154 unit/L and my CO2 was at 32 mmol/L. I am on Levothyroxin 125mcg daily. Should I be worried. I have not been feeling well and was told I may be fighting some virus that is out there.

What were the symptoms for which these investigations were done?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am tired all the time, nausea, sweating, and headaches. I was also having my blood taken for my thyroid.


The investigations are interpreted in the conjunction of the symptoms, signs, physical examination findings and other investigations. On their own, investigations are not diagnostic. So your both of these investigations are just the minor aberrations and are not clinically significant (especially since other investigations are normal). The normal range of CO2 is 23-29 mEq/L (milliequivalent per liter). Just a small raise can be due to minor infections. So it true for the alkaline phosphatase levels. You doctor may repeat these investigations after 2-3 weeks. These are likely to come back to normal in this duration.

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