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PSA Standardization


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October 2009

Welcome to Mayo Medical Laboratories Video Hot Topics. These presentations provide short discussion of current topics and may be helpful to you in your practice.

Our presenter for this program is Amy K. Saenger, PhD, Director of the Central Clinical Laboratory in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Saenger will provide an overview of the methods available for evaluating prostate-specific antigen levels and discuss the clinical implications of standardizing PSA methods.

Today I will be discussing issues related to prostate specific antigen testing and touch on the controversial topic of screening for prostate cancer. This is a subject that has received much attention in both the clinical and laboratory realm due to several large clinical trials recently published and the fact that there are major implications for measuring an accurate and precise PSA.



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