Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA), Total
EPIC Test Name: PSA
Collect specimen in SST tube. Allow to clot. Centrifuge and store refrigerated. Transport to lab.
Specimen Type: Serum
Sample Volume: 1 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL (Repeat testing is not possible with this specimen volume.)
Stability (collection to time of analysis/testing):
- Refrigerated: 48 hours
- Frozen: 1 year
Prostate-specific antigen has been found to be primarily associated with prostate tissue, and elevated serum PSA has been found in patients with prostate cancer, benign prostatic hypertrophy and inflammatory conditions of other adjacent genitourinary tissues, but not in healthy men and men with nonprostatic carcinoma.
Solid-phase, chemiluminescent immunometric assay
1-3 business days
Monday - Friday