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Specimen Requirements

Title

ACID PHOSPHATASE, PROSTATIC

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp: 24hrs; Refrigerated 24 hours: Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-5 days Performed Tues, Thurs, Sat

Clinical Use

An adjunct in the evaluation of possible prostatic malignancy and useful in monitoring therapeutic progress. Diagnose carcinoma of prostate, metastatic; monitor therapy with antineoplastic drugs in prostatic cancer; evaluate possible histiocytosis. Moderate elevations of total acid phosphatase have been observed with malignant invasion of bone, myelocytic leukemia, Paget’s disease, hyperparathyroidism with skeletal involvement, Gaucher’s disease, and Neimann-Pick disease. Spurious elevations may occur in hemolytic disease and impaired kidney function.

Test Code

PAPW

Holiday Information

Garcia Lab will be closed Thursday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume our regular schedule on Friday.

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