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Published on November 05, 2018

Prostate Health Index

(Reflexed from PSA values between 2.0 and 10.0 ng/mL)

Red Top Tube

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB11185
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   84153, 84154, and 86316 (if appropriate)
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core Referral Testing
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/Red Top tube only / NO SST; See Comments
  micro: 2.5 mL blood
Availability Routine: REFERENCE LAB - Mayo Clinic Laboratories
Turnaround Time   3-5 Days
Reference Range Normal: See Separate Report.

Sample must be spun down, separated from the cells and frozen within 3 hours of collection.

Specimens should not be collected from patients receiving therapy with high biotin (vitamin B7) doses until at least 8 hours following the last biotin administration.

Specimens for testing should be drawn prior to prostate manipulations such as digital rectal examination (DRE), prostatic massage, transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), and prostatic biopsy.

This test begins with the analysis of prostate-specific antigen (PSA).  If the PSA is between 2.0 and 10.0 ng/mL, then the reflex test (PHI13) will be performed.

If the initial PSA is between 2.0 and 10.0 ng/mL then free PSA d [-2]ProPSA will be reported.

If the initial PSA is between 4.0 and 10.0 ng/mL then the percent free PSA and prostate health index (PHI) will be calculated and reported.

If the initial PSA is between 2.0 and 4.0 ng/mL  then the percent free PSA and prostate health index (PHI) will not be calculated or reported.

Reviewed by jcayless on January 08, 2020

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514