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Acid Phosphatase, Total

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code APHT
Performed by ARUP
Sendout? Yes
Method Enzymatic
Collection Instructions Transport asap to lab for processing.

Note for B&T patients the test is no longer offered by LabCorp and prior authorization is required to send this test to ARUP.
Container type Red top
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.8 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Delivered to lab > 30 min after collection. Gross hemolysis.
Processing notes Separate and freeze serum immediately at -20C. Ship on dry ice to China Basin. Order ARUP # 0020544.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Room temp or refrigerated sample. Gross hemolysis
Units U/L
Normal range 0.0-4.3 U/L
Synonyms Acid Ptase; Acid Phos. total
Stability Frozen at -20C 1 month.
Turn around times Test performed every day. Turnaround time: 3-5 days.
Additional information Hemolysis gives falsely high results.
CPT coding 84060-90
Medical Necessity? Yes. Click here for more information
Last Updated 2/14/2013 11:03:47 AM
Entry Number 9
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