Prostatic Acid Phosphatase (PAP), Serum
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 business days

Description: The PAP test is a blood test that measures prostatic acid phosphatase (an enzyme found in men, primarily in the prostate gland and semen) to determine the health of the prostate gland. Prostate dysfunction results in the release of PAP into the blood. This test is most often performed to determine whether you have prostate cancer, an abnormality of the prostate gland, or to follow the response of prostate cancer to treatment.

Methodology: Immunoassay

Limitations: Prostatic massage, urinary catheter, rectal examination, and other physical contact with the prostate may cause elevated results.

Note: Result turnaround 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.