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Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

$116.00
SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS:
Please note that lab kits cannot be shipped to
New York, Alaska, Hawaii, or internationally.
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SKU:
LPSA
PSA is a secretion of prostate epithelium and is also produced by prostate cancer cells. It is a glycoprotein with protease activity. It can be used with digital rectal examination (DRE), and ultrasonography to detect prostate cancer. PSA may be elevated in prostate cancer or BPH (benign prostate hypertrophy), prostates, urinary retention, urethral instrumentation, needle biopsy, etc. Elevated PSA can only suggest the presence of prostate cancer. Prostate biopsy is is required for diagnosis of cancer. PSA testing can have significant value in monitoring patients with prostate cancer.
 
Specimen is serum.
 
REFERENCES:
  • Barak M, Mecz Y., Lurie, A., et al. Evaluation of PSA as a Marker for Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate, J Clin Lab Med, 1989, 113(1):598-603.
  • Gerber, G.S., Chodak, G.W. Routine Screening for Cancer of the Prostate (Review). J of Nat Ca Ins, 1991;83:329.
  • American Urological Association- Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Policy Statement. Board of Directors Minutes, 1992.
CPT CODE:
84153
COLLECTION CONTAINER:
SST or red-stopper tube
COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS:
LPSA-Prostate-Specific Antigen-(PSA).pdf
STATE & SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS:
We cannot ship lab kits to NY, AK, HI, or international
MINIMUM VOLUME:
0.5 mL
NORMAL VALUES:
The normal range established in our laboratory is 0.0 - 4.0 ng/mL.
PATIENT PREP:
None
PROCESS METHOD:
The methodology is by Microparticle Enzyme Immunoassay (MEIA) technology.
PROCESS TIME:
5 to 7 business days
REJECTION CAUSES:
Gross Hemolysis
SPECIMEN VOLUME:
1 mL serum
SYNONYMS:
Prostate-Specific Antigen
TRANSPORT CONTAINER:
Plastic transport tube
TRANSPORT INSTRUCTIONS:
Freeze