LAP (Leukocyte Alkaline Phosphates)

Posted on December 5th, 2001 by

This white cell enzyme is markedly decreased in its activity in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia. It has been used as a laboratory test to distinguish the increase in white blood cell count from causes other than myelogenous leukemia. In the former cases, the activity may be normal or elevated and, in the case of chronic myelgenous leukemia, it is decreased.

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