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Test ID: FPSAU
Prostate-Specific Antigen, Ultrasensitive

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

91817

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

PSA, Ultrasensitive

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

PSA FORWARD
PSA, Third Generation FORWARD

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Draw blood in a red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 0.8 mL of serum in plastic screw-capped tube, shipped frozen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

0.3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Specimens other than

Serum

Anticoagulants other than

NA

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm OK; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumFrozen (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 7 days
 Refrigerated 7 days

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.

0.0 00 - 4.000 ng/mL

 

Roche ECLIA methodology

 

According to the American Urological Association, Serum PSA should decrease and remain at undetectable levels after radical prostatectomy. The AUA defines biochemical recurrence as an initial PSA value 0.200 ng/mL or greater followed by a subsequent confirmatory PSA value 0.200 ng/mL or greater.

Values obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably. Results cannot be interpreted as absolute evidence of the presence or absence of malignant disease.

 

Test Performed by: LabCorp Burlington

                             1447 York Court

                             Burlington, NC 27215

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

3 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

5 - 7 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test

LabCorp Burlington

CPT Code Information Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Medical Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

84153

LOINC® Code Information Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the result codes returned for this test or profile.

Result IDReporting NameLOINC Code
Z0983PSA, Ultrasensitive35741-8