ACID PHOSPHATASE, PROSTATIC

Specimen Required
Samples must be obtained before rectal examination, biopsy, prostatectomy or prostatic massage since manipulating the prostate gland may lead to elevated PAP levels persisitng up to 24-48 hours.
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Gross hemolysis

Methodology
Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range
Male:   <2.8 ng/mL  
Female:   Not established  

Performed
Wednesday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodePAPS
CPT-4 Code (s)
84066
LOINC Codes
20420-6

Warde
Medical
Laboratory