PSA Ultra Sensitive


Sunquest Code:ULTPSA  
Epic Code:LAB5981Epic Name:PSA Ultrasensitive
Methodology:Electrochemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Code:84153
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Do not use for initial prostate cancer screening.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Samples are stable for 5 days at refrigerated temperatures.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:98581 (PSA ULTRA)


Interpretive

Reference Range:0.00-4.00 ng/mL. After radical prostatectomy the reference interval is less than 0.05 ng/mL if there is no residual disease. In healthy males without prostatectomy the reference interval is 4.00 ng/mL or less. Lower limit of detection is 0.01 ng/mL.


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