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Preferred: Serum gel
Acceptable: Red top
Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Collection Instructions: Spin down within 3 hours of draw and separate serum from cells.
1. Free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) can only be added on within 12 hours of performing total PSA. Specimen must have been shipped frozen.
2. Include patientâ€™s age.
3. 12 hours before this blood test do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin or vitamin B7, which are commonly found in hair, skin and nail supplements and multivitamins.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:
General Request Form (T239) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/general-request-form.pdf)
Oncology Test Request Form (T729) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/oncology-request-form.pdf)
Mild OK; Gross reject
Mild OK; Gross OK