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PROSTATE SPECIFIC AG, TOTAL W/REFLEX FREE PSA (PSR)

Department: Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): PSR, PSA, Total w/Reflex Free PSA, TPSAR
Test Components: PSA, Reflex; PSA, Free Rfx (if indicated); PSA, PCT Free, Rfx (if indicated)
CPT Codes: 84153 (Total), 84154 (Free)
Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Reference Range: See Interpretive Table that comes with report
Tube Type: Red top (no gel)
Specimen: Blood
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
Temperature: Refrigerated
Stability: 2-8 C: 1 day; -20 C: 2 months
Reasons for Rejection: Incorrect specimen type
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: 4 hours
Significance: Specimens should be drawn prior to digital rectal exam and/or prostatic manipulation or biopsy.Valid for males between 40 - 75 years and a Total PSA between 2.5 - 10 ng/mL and no history of prostate cancer.
Special Instructions: See Interpretive Table that comes with report

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