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  • Prostate Specific Antigen, Diagnostic (PSA, Diagnostic)

Prostate Specific Antigen, Diagnostic (PSA, Diagnostic)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB116
EPIC Order
  PSA, DIAGNOSTIC
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
Stability
Unspun: 8 hours
Room Temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerator: 7 days
Frozen: 4 weeks
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hrs
Reference Range Normal: <4 ng/mL
Comments
To be used when managing diagnosed prostatic malignancies or detecting persistent disease in patients following treatment.
Reference Range effective 3-23-2007.

Testing is performed using OrthoClinical Diagnostics PSA Immunoassay.  Different test methods should not be used interchangeably.

Heterophilic antibodies may cause interference.

High doses of biotin may cause test interference.

Reviewed by jcayless on February 28, 2018

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

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