Predicting recurrence after radical prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate cancer and following response to androgen ablation therapy, when used in conjunction with PSA.
< or = 2.1 ng/mL
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.
1 - 3 days
- Acid Phosphatase, Prostatic
- PROSTATIC ACID PHOSPHATASE
Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into plastic vial and refrigerate.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.