Important Information about Monkeypox from NC-DHHS (5/20/2022) to All North Carolina Clinicians and Laboratorians

Prostate Specific Antigen, Diagnostic (PSA, Diagnostic)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB116
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   84153
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top/red top tube acceptable; see important Comments
  Micro: 0.9 mL blood gold top of red top bullet
Spun & Separated Room Temperature: 8 hours
Spun & Separated Refrigerator: 48 hours
Spun & Separated Frozen: 30 days
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hrs
Reference Range Normal: ≤4 ng/mL
To be used when managing diagnosed prostatic malignancies or detecting persistent disease in patients following treatment.

Tumor marker assays cannot be used interchangeably; this test was performed using the Siemens Atellica IM PSA Assay effective 7/13/21.

Heterophilic antibodies may cause interference.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 28, 2021

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
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514