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PSA Standardization

Reasons for Ordering PSA1

Slide 3

October 2009

One study closely examined the reasons physicians were ordering PSA tests.  As clearly shown in the graph, a majority of orders were for prostate cancer screening, followed by monitoring cancer reoccurrence, following suspected cancers, monitoring patient’s cancer progression, and less often used in managing BPH.  Although this study was published nearly one decade ago, similar practices are observed in clinics and medical facilities across the country and PSA testing is often the highest volume tumor marker laboratories perform.

Reasons for Ordering PSA1


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