Acid Phosphatase

Prostate Gland

Illustration showing Prostate Gland which contains Acid Phosphatase

Acid phosphatase (ACP) is present in high concentration in the prostate gland. It is released into the blood only when a cancer spreads beyond the gland capsule. It may also be high after a rectal examination of the prostate gland. The normal amount present in blood is 2.3 to 5.7 U/L while higher levels indicate the presence of prostate gland cancer or acute myelocytic leukaemia.

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