Test Details

Mnemonic

PSASN

Ordering Code

1011275

CPT-4 Code(s)

G0103

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Collect specimen prior to or at least one week after biopsy, rectal exam or other manipulation of prostate.

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed, grossly lipemic, non-frozen samples, plasma

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 5 months

Methodology

Chemiluminescence
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Reference Range

Prostate Specific Antigen:
Female: ≤0.2 ng/mL
Male: ≤4.0 ng/mL
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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