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Puzzler Case

A healthy, athletic 17-year-old female with no reported underlying disorders, medications, or unusual things for a CMP has a slightly elevated phosphate of 4.6 (3.0-4.5 mg/dL) and alkaline phosphatase of 46 (52-144 u/L). By report, all other lab values including calcium are normal and she has no dietary disorders. Given all this, do others have any thoughts on why she would have discordant alkaline phosphatase and phosphate results?


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