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Test Compendium

3813: PROSTATE CANCER GENE 3 (PCA3)

Test Code

  • 3813

Test Synonym

  • Prostate Cancer Gene 3 (PCA3)

Minimum Volume

  • 2 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Urine

Container

  • Gen-Probe Progensa Urine Specimen Transport, Pca3 Kit

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 8 days

CPT Codes

  • 81479
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • Gen-Probe PROGENSA Urine Specimen Transport Kit (ship Frozen if over 4 days)

Additional Information

  • Gen-Probe PROGENSA Urine Specimen Transport Kit Before collection, the patient should undergo an attentive digital rectal exam (3 strokes per lobe). 1. Collect a first-catch (approximately 20 to 30 mL of the initial stream) urine sample into a urine collection cup after DRE has been performed. Urine sample should be processed immediately following steps 2 and 3. 2. Invert the sample five times to resuspend the cells. Transfer 2.5 mL of urine (fill until the fluid level is between the black lines) into the urine specimen transport tube using the disposable pipette provided. 3. Recap the urine specimen transport tube tightly and invert five times to mix. Please direct any questions regarding this test to customer service at 800-522-5052.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 3 months