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acid phosphatase

This is an enzyme produced by cells in the prostate (a gland that surrounds the urethra in the base of the penis). It is used to diagnose and follow the progression of prostate cancer. Its level is elevated in prostate cancer, multiple myeloma, bony metastasis of cancers, and is falsely elevated after prostate surgery or examination. Normal range: range 0.11-0.6 IU/L

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