Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia
versión impresa ISSN 0102-0935
AMORIM, R.L. et al. Serum and urinary measurements of prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) and prostatic specific antigen (PSA) in dogs. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2004, vol.56, n.3, pp. 320-324. ISSN 0102-0935. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-09352004000300006.
Serum and urinary prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) and prostatic specific antigen (PSA) from 20 dogs were measured. PAP and PSA tests were carried out in authomatized equipment with commercial kits used for humans. Mean PAP serum value was 0.7U/l and urinary 0.1U/l. Mean serum and urinary PSA were 0.005ng/dl and 0.004ng/dl, respectively. In vivo determination of these two biomarkers in dogs is a new form of diagnosis in veterinary medicine and these values should be correlated with the morphological lesion of the prostate gland.
Palabras llave : dog; prostatic acid phosphatase; PAP; prostatic specific antigen; PSA.