Fall in the heat‐labile alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme levels during pregnancy in healthy Nigerians

EUGENE OKPERE, A. O. OKORODUDU, A. O. GBTNIGIE

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Abstract

Summary. Estimation of heat‐labile alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme in the serum of 45 healthy non‐pregnant women and 98 women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy revealed a statistically significant reduction of this isoenzyme during pregnancy. Variations in normal activity were also more marked in the pregnant women compared with the non‐pregnant control subjects. Now that normal serum levels of the heat‐labile alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme in pregnancy have been established it is possible to use estimations of the enzyme as part of the assessment of maternal liver function in pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1134-1136
Number of pages3
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Volume92
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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