PHOSPHATASE ACID, TOTAL
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Spin, separate and send 1.5mL serum frozen in a screw-capped transport tube. *indicate serum/red top* on transport tube. Keep frozen until dry ice is recd from lab.
Frozen: 1 month
3-5 days Performed Sun-Sat
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 disease (advanced), hyperparathyroidism with skeletal involvement, Gaucher disease, and Niemann-Pick disease. Spurious elevations may occur in hemolytic disease and impaired kidney function.