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Placental Alkaline Phosphatase

Plain Universal (CSF) and Brown clotted serum, gel barrier

TestPlacental Alkaline Phosphatase
Common AbbreviationsPLAP
Tube typePlain Universal (CSF) and Brown clotted serum, gel barrier
Clinical IndicationDiagnosis and monitoring of germ cell tumours (seminomas & dysgerminomas, not teratomas) and pineal tumours
Specimen TypeBlood or CSF
Sample typeSerum or CSF
Minimum Volume2mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time5 days
LaboratoryProtein Reference Unit PO BOX 894 Sheffield S5 7YT 0114 226 9196
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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