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Prostatic Acid Phosphatase

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, contact Chemistry x3-1501
Available Stat? No
Test code ACPP
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method DPC Chemiluminescence
Container type Gold top, Red top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
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
Units ng/mL
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
CPT coding 84066-90
Medical Necessity? Yes. Click here for more information
LOINC code 20420-6
Last Updated 10/10/2014 9:50:21 AM
Entry Number 8
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