Prostate Specific Antigen, Screening (PSA Screening)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB5362
EPIC Order
  PSA; SCREENING
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 in gold or red top bullet; formulary 0.9mL
Stability
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 hours
Reference Range Normal: <4 ng/mL
Comments
To be used when screening for prostate cancer in asymptomatic individuals.

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

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