Acid Phosphatase is an enzyme found primarily in the prostate gland, but also present in liver, kidney, bone, spleen, pancreas, and other organs. It is needed to trigger specific chemical reactions including, dephosphorylation of orthophosphoric esters, and transferase activity. This test is usually performed to aid in the diagnosis of prostatic cancer. ELEVATED levels are correlated with metastases, multiple myeloma, Gaucher’s disease, and hemolytic anemia. See Acid Phosphatase, Prostatic, Serum
Separate immediately after clot formation and add 20 mL of 1.5 mol/L acetic acid/ml serum. Stable for several hours at room temperature and for 7 days at 2-8 °C.