2-8 C (ice packs)
Store at 2-8C up to 24 hours, if not tested within 24 hours, freeze at -20C
Females: 0-4.0 ng/mL
Males: age 40-49 0-4.0 ng/mL; age 50-59 0-10.0 ng/mL age 60-69 0-10.0 ng/mL age 70-79 0-30 ng/mL
Draw tube or plastic pour off tube
2-step immunoassay using CMIA (Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay)
Decreased levels-leakage of PSA from the prostate gland. Increased levels-associated with prostatic pathology, including prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and cancer of the prostate.