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Prostatic Acid Phosphatase
|Approval req'd?||Yes, contact Chemistry x3-1501|
|Container type||Gold top, Red top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.3 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Freeze serum at -20C Order Quest # 17145P|
|Ref Lab Rejection Criteria||Room Temp sample|
|Normal range||< 2.8 ng/mL|
|Synonyms||PAP; Acid phosphatase,Prostatic; Acid Ptase; Prostatic fraction|
|Stability||Refrigerated 5 days, frozen -20C 1 year.|
|Turn around times||Test performed Monday, Wednesday, Friday. AM. Turnaround time: 3-4 days.|
|Additional information||Having largely been made obsolete by the advent of the assay for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA).
Metastatic bone disease usually increases alkaline phosphatase, rather than acid phosphatase levels.
Samples should be collected prior to rectal examination or biopsy, which may induce false-positive elevations.
PAP levels determined by different messages are not comparable
|Medical Necessity?||Yes. Click here for more information|
|Last Updated||10/2/2010 11:51:14 AM|