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Prostatic Acid Phosphatas (PAP)
|Methodology:||Immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA)|
Collect: Red-top Tube OR Gel-Barrier Tube (SST) - 0.5 ml serum
Do not use acid phosphatase transport tube
Special Instructions :This test is not the same as Acid Phosphatase. Values obtained with different assays should not be used interchangeably in serial testing. It is recommended that only one assay method be used consistently to monitor each patient's course of therapy. This procedure does not provide serial monitoring; it is intended for one-time use only.
Specimen Preparation: Separate serum from cells .If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube. Specimen should be free of hemolysis and lipemia.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Causes for Rejection: Plasma specimen
Stability: Refrigerated : 3 days, Frozen : 14 days
Note: This test is approved for NY .Performing Lab
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