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Prostate Specific Antigen

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous Test

Synonyms

PSA

PSA Monitor

PSA Screen

PSA Ultrasensitive

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST or Red or Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 4.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.6 mL (1 Full Gold Microtainer is acceptable for Pediatric)

 

Note: The Laboratory MUST receive and process specimen, within 3 hrs of blood collection.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: 

Spin:Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Transfer 2.0 mL serum to a plastic aliquot tube and freeze in the CPA -20 freezer Send Outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin specimen, transfer 2.0 mL serum. Refrigerate serum, if sent within 18 hours of collection, otherwise Freeze serum at -20 C
 

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

8 h

  Refrigerated 24 h
  Frozen

indefinitely

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Daily

3 - 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine
1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

Reference Range

Units: ng/mL
Female Male
Age Range Age Range
0- 0.00 - 4.00 0- 0.00 - 4.00

 

Methodology

Method: Chemiluminescence

Analytical Volume: 0.8 mL serum or 1 Full Gold Microtainer (Pediatric)

Limitations:

CPT Codes

84153

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Prostate Specific Antigen

Reference Test Number:

PSA

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier after approval.