|Values are valid only on day of printing.|
Preferred: Serum gel
Acceptable: Red top
Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial
Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL
1. Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.
2. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.
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 patient's age.
3. Twelve 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 an Oncology Test Request Form (T729) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/oncology-request-form.pdf)
Mild OK; Gross reject
Mild OK; Gross OK
|Serum||Frozen (preferred)||180 days|