Prostate-Specific Antigen, Screening

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

PSA SCR

POE DESCRIPTION:

PSA Screening

CPT CODE:

G0103

CDM NUMBER:

3061307

TEST INFORMATION:

For annual screening.  Also see PSA (which is intended for patients tested more frequently than annually).

DAYS PERFORMED:

Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours

TURNAROUND TIME:

8 hours

CONTAINER TYPE:

SST Tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

4.0 mL blood (2.0 mL serum)

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Excessive hemolysis, chylous serum

MINIMUM VOLUME:

1.0 mL blood, 0.5 mL serum

REFERENCE RANGE:

<4.0 ng/mL

METHODOLOGY:

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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