Test Directory

4220 PSA (3rd Generation)

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days 2 - 8° C
<4.0 ng/mL

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Immunchemiluminometric

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Although there is currently no consensus about using PSA tests to screen for prostate cancer, PSA is used to screen asymptomatic and symptomatic men for prostate cancer. To help determine the necessity for a biopsy of the prostate, to monitor the effectiveness of therapy.

CPT Codes

84153

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