This test measures Prostatic Acid Phosphatase (PAP) in a blood sample. Prostatic Acid Phosphatase is a glycoprotein produced by the prostate gland. PAP testing is typically done to monitor people being treated for Prostate Cancer. In some cases, it may be used along with a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test to aid in diagnosing and determining the severity of Prostate Cancer.
The PAP test is usually ordered for men who are undergoing therapy for prostate cancer to monitor their response. This test may also be ordered as part of a screening for prostate cancer. In most cases, a PSA blood test will also be ordered as the information a PAP test can provide by itself is limited.
Turnaround time for the Prostatic Acid Phosphatase test is typically 1-2 business days.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
The Prostatice Acid Phosphatase test has no fasting requirements.
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