Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminometric Immunoassay

Test Usage

Predicting recurrence after radical prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate cancer and following response to androgen ablation therapy, when used in conjunction with PSA.

Reference Range *

< or = 2.1 ng/mL

Test Limitations

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is more sensitive and specific than prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) for both screening and monitoring patients with prostate cancer; only 13% of patients with an elevated serum PSA concentration after radical prostatectomy have an elevated PAP level.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

1 - 3 days

Soft Order Code
PACP
MiChart Code
Prostatic Acid Phosphatase
Synonyms
  • Acid Phosphatase, Prostatic
  • PAPHOS
  • PROSTATIC ACID PHOSPHATASE
  • PACP
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo PACP (8019)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into plastic vial and refrigerate.

Contraindications
This test is not indicated for female patients.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.4 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
84066
Fee Code
23351
LOINC
20420-6
NY State Approved
No