Sample type: Serum
Test name: PSA a.k.a. Prostate Specific Antigen
Condition / Indication: Prostate Cancer
Special precautions & notes: PSA should only be sent on serum samples (gold top tubes). EDTA (purple top) or lithium-heparin (green top) tubes are not accepted.
Reference range: PSA cut-off values (Local referral guidelines, NICE NG12). Age below 40: use clinical judgement; Age 40 – 49 years: 2.5 ug/L; 50 - 59 years: 3.5 ug/L; Age 60 - 69 years: 4.5 ug/L; Age 70 – 79 years: 6.5 ug/L; Age 80+ years: see local advice.
Container: Serum (Gold top)
Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Automated Laboratory
Turnaround time: 1 day
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