Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)


Test Methodology

  • Chemiluminescence

Running Day

  • Monday to Saturday
  • Cut-off: 12 NN

Turn Around Time

  • In-Patient: Same day processing, 5.00 PM
  • Out-Patient: Next day, 5.00 PM
  • STAT: 3 hours

Specimen Required

  • 4 cc serum (red top)

Patient Preparation

  • At least 3 days sexual abstinence / no prostatic ultrasound or rectal examination for the last 24 hours

Special Considerations

  • Avoid hemolysis