Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
PSA Test in Kenya
Brief Description it is a blood test that measures the amount of prostate specific antigen.
Patient PreparationNo special preparation required
Sample Typeserum or plasma
Sample volume1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml
Sample collection ContainerGel-barrier"," red-top or green top tube (lithium heparin). Avoid using EDTA"," oxalate or citrate p
Sample collection instructionstransfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube if a red top tube is used.
Sample storageStore sample at room temperature
Results Turnaroundwithin 24 hours of receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic Indicatorsit is associated with the diagnosis of prostate cancer.