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Acid Phosphatase, Total, Serum
0020544
Ordering Recommendation

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.

Mnemonic
ACS
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plain red. 
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Transfer 1.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma. Non-frozen specimens. Hemolyzed specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
0.0-4.3 U/L
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
84060
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020544Acid Phosphatase, Total, Serum12173-1
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