Test Catalog

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Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

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Test Name: Prostatic Specific Antigen

Test Code: PSAP

Male Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
0 y - <50 y <2.50
50 y - <60 y <3.50 ug/L
≥ 60 y <4.50 ug/L

Turn around time: Analyzed within 2 days of receipt when received Monday-Friday.

Collection Container: Gold

Alternate Collection Container(s): Red

Sample Type: Serum

Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL

Testcode and Ordering Information: For self pay use code PSASP

Collection and Shipping Requirements: Refrigerate. Send on ice pack.

Method: Sandwich immunoassay, electrochemiluminescence, Roche Cobas

Measurement uncertainty: 5%

Add on stability: Seven days


Assay interferences are possible in patients taking high dose (>5mg/day) biotin supplementation.