Prostatic acid phosphatase, o-phosphoric monoester phosphohydrolase, AcP PAP
To assist in staging prostate cancer and document evidence of sexual intercourse through semen identification in alleged cases of rape and sexual abuse.
Serum (1 mL) collected in a red-top tube.
A swab with vaginal secretions may be submitted in the appropriate transfer container. Other material such as clothing may be submitted for analysis. Consult the laboratory or emergency services department for the proper specimen collection instructions and containers.
|Conventional & SI Units|
|Less than 3.5 ng/mL|
|Values are elevated at birth, decrease by 6 mo, increase at approximately 10 yr through puberty, level off through adulthood, and may increase in advancing age.|
Acid Phosphatase, Prostatic has been found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
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