PSA, Post Prostatectomy : 14808

The specimen should be collected prior to rectal exam or biopsy procedure.

Test Code
PSAHSX or 14808

CPT Codes

Serum separator tube (SST) or plain red top tube.

Transport Container
Centrifuge the serum separator tube or plain red top tube, and aliquot 1.0 mL serum (Min. 0.5 mL) into a standard transport tube and freeze.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Room temperature: 4 days, Refrigerated: 10 days; Frozen: 1 year


Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1 day

PSA was performed using the Beckman Coulter
Immunoassay method. Values obtained from different assay methods cannot be used interchangeably. PSA levels, regardless of value, should not be interpreted as absolute evidence of the presence or absence of disease.

Reference Range
<0.10 ng/mL  After radical prostatectomy
≤4.0 ng/mL In healthy males without prostatectomy
Females:  Not applicable

Clinical Significance
This test may be used to monitor patients who have undergone prostatectomy. The lower limit of accurate quantification for this assay is 0.02 ng/mL. PSA values less than 0.02 ng/mL cannot be accurately measured and will be reported as less than 0.02 ng/mL. Specimens with PSA levels below the lower limit of accurate quantification should be considered as negative. In patients with a negative result for post-prostatectomy PSA, serial monitoring of PSA levels at regular intervals, along with physical examinations and other tests, may help to detect recurrent prostate cancer.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.