Leukocyte Alkaline Phosphatase Stain (LAP)
Optimizing Laboratory Testing for Hematologic
Welcome to Mayo Medical Laboratories' Hot Topics. These presentations provide short discussions of current topics and may be helpful to you in your practice.
Our speaker for this program is Dr. Curtis Hanson, from the Division of Hematopathology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hanson is presenting the first topic in our series "Optimizing Laboratory Testing for Hematologic Disorders." This series will address guidelines for appropriate laboratory test utilization in hematologic disorders and represents the combined effort of the Divisions of Hematopathology and Laboratory Genetics. This first presentation will address the leukocyte alkaline phosphatase stain (LAP), a traditional laboratory assay that no longer has value in clinical practice.
Jump to section:
- Optimizing Laboratory Testing for Hematologic Disorders Series
- The Big Picture: We Need to Focus On...
- LAP: A Test That Time Has Passed By
- LAP: Assay History
- LAP: Original Clinical Utility
- LAP Procedure—an Inexact Science!
- Typical Staining Type Reaction
- Subjective Nature of the Scoring Process
- LAP Scoring Example
- LAP Discontinued at Mayo Clinic
- Low LAP Scores* Not Specific for CML: A Mayo 1-Year Experience
- Low LAP Scores* Do Not Indicate Myeloid Malignancy: A Mayo 1-Year Experience
- High LAP Scores* Not Specific for PV: A Mayo 1-Year Experience
- High LAP Scores* Do Not Indicate Myeloid Malignancy: A Mayo 1-Year Experience
- LAP: A Test Whose Time Has Passed
- Consequences of an Abnormal LAP
- Alternatives to LAP
- Alternatives to LAP: BCR/ABL
- Alternatives to LAP: JAK2