Vaccine information, visitor restrictions, and additional resources | Medicaid: The program is changing and you must take steps to keep your UNC Health providers

Prostate Specific Antigen, Screening (PSA Screening)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB5362
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 in gold or red top bullet; formulary 0.9mL
Unspun: 8 hours
Spun & Separated Room Temperature: 8 hours
Spun & Separated Refrigerator: 7 days
Spun & Separated Frozen: 4 weeks
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time  Routine: 2 hours
Reference Range Normal: <4 ng/mL
To be used when screening for prostate cancer in asymptomatic individuals.
Reference Range effective: 3-23-2007.

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 Christopher Parker on July 13, 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