|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:||
For annual screening. Also see PSA (which is intended for patients tested more frequently than annually).
Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
4.0 mL blood (2.0 mL serum)
Excessive hemolysis, chylous serum
1.0 mL blood, 0.5 mL serum
Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)
Test intended for annual screening. Should be ordered for Medicare patients only if all of the following apply: (1) the test is for screening purposes only, (2) the patient has attained age 50, and (3) the patient has not had a PSA Screening test in the last 11 months. Can be orderd for non-Medicare patients without consideration of age or previous testing.
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||PSA screen|