Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), Post Prostatectomy
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Less than 0.10 ng/mL AFTER RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY.
4.0 ng/mL OR LESS IN HEALTHY MALES WITHOUT
PSA values obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot
be used interchangeably.
This test was performed using DPC IMMULITE 2000 method. PSA,
ICMA is not to be used as a diagnostic procedure without
confirmation of the diagnosis by another established product or
The lower limit of accurate quantification for this assay is 0.01 ng/mL.
PSA va;ues less than 0.01 ng/mL can not be accurately measured
and will be reported out as “less than 0.01 ng/mL.” Specimens with
PSA levels below the lower limit of accurate quantification should
be considered as negative. In patients with a negative result for post
prostatectomy PSA, serial monitoring of PSA levels at regular
intervals, along with physical examinations and other tests, may
help to detect recurrent prostate cancer.
Test Performed by: Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690