Acid Phosphatase, Total, Serum

Order MISC ARUP test code 0020544

Test Code
Acid Phosphatase, Total, Serum-MISC

Preferred Specimen
Red Top Serum (see instructions)

Minimum Volume
1.5ml Preferred
0.5ml Minimum

Other Acceptable Specimens

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Transfer 1.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Transport Temperature
Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Frozen: 1 month

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable

Quantitative Enzymatic

Setup Schedule

Report Available
1-2 days

Reference Range
0.0-4.3 U/L

Clinical Significance
Total acid phosphatase (AP) activity may be useful when evaluating for prostate cancer, Paget's disease, hyperparathyroidism with skeletal involvement, and Gaucher's disease since elevations in AP activity occur in these conditions.

Performing Laboratory

Last Updated: July 1, 2021

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