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Acid phosphastase is an enzyme found in semen, bone, liver, spleen, kidney, RBCs and Platelets. Highest amount is found in semen. Increased in Prostate cancer, Gaucher & Nieman-Pick disease, Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), Infarct of prostate. It is also elevated after manipulations of the prostate like catherisation,biopsy, surgery.
Keep whole specimen refrigerated until serum can be separated.