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ID:436 Placental alkaline phosphatase (Serum)
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DescriptionAn isoenzyme op Alkaline Phosphatase.
IndicationDiagnosis and monitoring of germ cell tumour (seminoma & dysgerminoma, not teratoma)and pineal tumours
Additional InfoUseful in association with HCG & AFP to diagnose and monitor seminoma (testes) and dysgerminoma (ovaries). Concentrations in CSF used in diagnosis of pineal germinoma. LAST UPDATED: 27.01.09
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationElevated levels seen in 55% seminomas and 60% dysgerminomas

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes<100 mU/L (serum, non-smoker) Concentrations of up to 1000 mU/L may be seen in smokers who are on one pack/day
Unitsmu/L


IP Acute TAT2 - 3 weeks
IP Routine TAT2 - 3 weeks
GP Acute TAT2 - 3 weeks
GP Routine TAT2 - 3 weeks
Turnround CommentRichard Harvey:richard.harvey@imperial.nhs.uk
Originally edited by : . Last edited on 17/10/2017. Published By on 17/10/2017.