PROSTATIC ACID PHOSPHATASE

Mnemonic

PAP

Synonym

PAP - Acid Phosphatase - Prostate Specific - Acid Phosphatase Prostatic

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Specimen should be obtained before rectal examination, biopsy, prostatectomy or prostatic massage, since manipulation of the prostate gland may lead to elevated PAP levels persisting up to 24-48 hours

Collect

Serum one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells and freeze within 1 hour of collection. Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 3 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

3-5 days

Method

Immulite Chemiluminescent Immunoenzymatic

Referral Lab

ARUP (70120)

Reference Values

Reference Values

0.0-3.5 ng/mL

CPT Codes

84066

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:26 AM