What is the Acid Phosphatase test?
The total Acid Phosphatase (AP) test may be useful when evaluating prostate cancer, Paget's disease, hyperparathyroidism with skeletal involvement, and Gaucher's disease since elevations in AP activity occur in these conditions.
When is the Acid Phosphatase test recommended?
It is recommended:
When evaluating prostate cancer, Paget's disease, hyperparathyroidism with skeletal involvement, and Gaucher's disease since elevations in AP activity occur in these conditions.
The Acid Phosphatase testing is done to diagnose whether the prostate cancer has spread to other parts of the body (metastasised) and to check the effectiveness of treatment.
What does it measure?
The Acid Phosphatase test measures:
The amount of Acid Phosphatase in a person's blood determines what tissue the enzyme is coming from. For example, it is very important to know if the increased Acid Phosphatase is from the prostate or red blood cells.
The Acid Phosphatase is an enzyme found throughout the body but found primarily in the prostate gland. Like all enzymes, it is needed to trigger specific chemical reactions.
The Acid Phosphatase testing is done to measure whether prostate cancer has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized) and to check the effectiveness of treatment. This test has been largely supplanted by the prostate-specific antigen test (PSA).
The Acid Phosphatase from the prostate, called prostatic Acid Phosphatase (PAP), is the most medically significant type of Acid Phosphatase.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 3 days after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Acid Phosphatase test in Delhi?
The cost of the Acid Phosphatase test in Delhi is Rs. 500.
How often should I get tested for the Acid Phosphatase test?
The Acid Phosphatase test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Acid Phosphatase test?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Acid Phosphatase test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Acid Phosphatase test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Acid Phosphatase test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book an Acid Phosphatase test with Orange Health in Delhi?
]Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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