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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

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsSerum is the preferred specimen type but heparin plasma (green top) is also acceptable.
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq. Referred to external laboratory

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 : . Review due on 17/10/2017. Published By on 17/10/2017.