PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA)
: Immunoenzymatic (Sandwich) Assay
: None: Please refer to comment below
: Red top tube - 5 mL
: 2 microtainers
: 3 mL Serum
: 0.7 mL Serum
: 1 day @ 2-8 degrees C; >1 day-Frozen @ -20 degrees C
: PSA is used to assist in diagnosis and monitoring of prostate cancer. When used as an initial screening test, there is no universally accepted normal range for PSA. The PSA value should be interpreted in light of factors such as age, race, family history of prostate cancer, digital rectal examination result, and result of prior prostate biopsy. For more information on calculating prostate cancer risk based on these factors: Click here to see the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial risk calculator.
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