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.
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



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84060

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020544 Acid Phosphatase, Total, Serum 12173-1
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Aliases
Acid Phosphatase, Total, Serum