Prostatic Acid Phosphatase PAPH

Method(s) Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.
Transport 1 mL serum, frozen. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Stability After separation from cells: Ambient: 3 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 6 months
Unacceptable Conditions Specimens refrigerated more than 24 hours or left at room temperature more than 3 hours.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010137
CPTCode 84066
Notes 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. Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

0.0-3.5 ng/mL

No Appointment Necessary
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11 Patient Service Centers in Central New York.

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