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42145:PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA)
Methodology:Third Generation Chemiluminescence
Edit Date:12/23/2009
Performed:Daily
Released:Same day as tested
CPT Code:84154
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:A Free PSA can be added to a previously run PSA specimen within 48 hours of collection if specimen is refrigerated. Specimens that have been thawed and refrozen are acceptable.
Standard Volume:1 mL serum
Minimum Volume:0.5 mL serum
Transport:Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments:This is a Hybritech 3rd Generation (Ultrasensitive) equimolar Total PSA with a clinical sensitivity of 0.008 ng/mL.
Rejection Criteria:Plasma; specimen frozen/thawed more than once.