PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)

NameProstate Specific Antigen (PSA)
Tube TypeSerum (Gold top)
Reporting Unitsng/mL
Reference Range≤59 y
60-69 y
≥ 70 y
0 – 3
0 – 4
0 – 5
Analytical Range0.1 – 5000
AvailabilityNDDH (Mon-Fri)
Target turnaround time1 working day
Special requirements & notes
Patient preparationIf taking supplements, do not take in the 8 hours prior to blood test – may contain agents which affect the analysis
Volume required1 tube (4ml)
If delayed transport to lab, store:Centrifuged, in refrigerator
Factors affecting result interpretationMay be falsely raised if the patient has had a recent UTI
Time limit for add on test4 days
Pathology disciplineBiochemistry
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Last updated: June 6, 2019