Metabolic Bone Diseases
Which of the following is a marker for hetero¬trophic bone marker? (AIIMS May 2011)
"Extra skeletal bone formation is a.k.a as heterotrophic bone formation. Alkaline Phosphatase is the marker of bone formation and increased whenever there is increased osteoblastic activity"
S. Ca2+ and S. (PO4)3- may be normal or increased depending on the etiology.
Acid Phosphatase is found in prostatic secretions and is not related to bone pathology.