Test Details

Mnemonic

PAPS

Ordering Code

3708100

CPT-4 Code(s)

84066

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

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.

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum frozen in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis

Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 28 days

Methodology

Immunoassay
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Reference Range

Male: <2.8 ng/mL
Female: Not established
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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