Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

PSA Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a blood test that measures the amount of prostate specific antigen.

Synonyms

PSA serum

Patient Preparation

No special preparation required

Sample Type

serum or plasma

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml

Sample collection Container

Gel-barrier"," red-top or green top tube (lithium heparin). Avoid using EDTA"," oxalate or citrate p

Sample collection instructions

transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube if a red top tube is used.

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

0-4.0ng/ml

Results Turnaround

within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

it is associated with the diagnosis of prostate cancer.