Prostatic specific antigen, diagnostic

Alphabetical Test listing

Prostatic specific antigen, diagnostic-1097

  
Prostatic specific antigen, diagnostic
  
1097
  
84153.0
  
PSA
  
PSA total (diagnostic)
  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  

Red serum vial/tube, 5 mL

Red serum vial/tube, 10 mL

Red/Grey marble top serum separator (SST) vial/tube, 8.5 mL

  

Red/Grey marble top:

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 5 times

  

Red/Grey marble top:

  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

Red:

  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Red/Grey marble top serum separator (SST) tube

False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 5 days

Frozen - 6 months

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Mo - Sa
  
1 - 2 days
  

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)

  

Total PSA: < 4.0 ng/mL

  

Provider must specify Diagnostic. If not, order Prostatic Specific Antigen, Screen (1102).

In patients with total PSA concentrations between 4.0 and 10.0 ng/mL, the Prostate Health Index (PHI), serum, may aid in distinguishing prostate cancer from benign prostate conditions.

  
84153
  
Yes
  
  
11/30/2001
  
03/31/2021
  
02/14/2020