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Prostate-Specific Antigen

Prostate-Specific Antigen is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
PSA.

Rationale
To assess prostate health and assist in diagnosis of disorders such as prostate cancer, inflammation, and benign tumor and to evaluate effectiveness of medical and surgical therapeutic interventions.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Immunoassay.

Conventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 1)
Total PSA
0–4 ng/mL0–4 mcg/L
Some guidelines recommend a lower range: 0–2.5 ng/mL.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Prostate-Specific Antigen." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425397/3/Prostate_Specific_Antigen.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Prostate-Specific Antigen. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425397/3/Prostate_Specific_Antigen. Accessed June 20, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Prostate-Specific Antigen. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425397/3/Prostate_Specific_Antigen
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Prostate-Specific Antigen [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425397/3/Prostate_Specific_Antigen.
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