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Test Code LAB20337 Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Diagnostic

Department

CHEMISTRY

Primary Collection Container

Gold (SST)

Alternate Collection Container

Yellow Microtainer SST

Transport

Serum refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Centrifuge and refrigerate.

Separate from cells if testing is delayed more than 8 hours.

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours

Refrigerated: 48 hours

Minimum Testing Volume

0.2 mL

Reference Range

Female: 0.0-0.1 ng/mL

Male: 0.0-4.0 ng/mL

Methodology

Chemilluminescense

Performed

Sunday – Saturday

Reported

As completed

CPT Codes

84153, Medicare G0103

Unacceptable Conditions

Plasma specimens.

Additional Information

Test ordered for screening purposes in non-symptomatic patients.