Tickling Sensation In Prostate

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The PAP test is a blood test that measures prostatic acid phosphatase (an enzyme found in men, primarilyin the prostate gland and semen) to determine the health of the prostate gland. Prostate dysfunction results in the release of PAP into the blood.


Alternative Names

Prostatic acid phosphatase test; Serum acid phosphatase; Male PAP test


How the test is performed

Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The...

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