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Test Code 4K Score 4K Prostate Score (Serum)

Important Note

The 4Kscore Test will not be performed with a positive biopsy result

Reference Values

See Report

 

 

Report available 2 - 3 days

Test Classification and CPT Coding

81539

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Gold top tube

Specimen: 3 mL serum

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

    Specimen is also acceptable if aliquoted & frozen

 

Note: Please indicate if the patient has a previous biopsy

       [] No prior biopsy      []  Negative biopsy     [] Positive biopsy

 

And

   DRE Results

     [ ] Nodule  [ ] Normal  [ ] Not Performed

 

 

**SPECIMEN MUST BE SHIPPED WITHIN 24HRS OF COLLECTION IF NOT SERUM IS NOT SEPARATED **

Used For

High Grade (Gleason 7+) Prostate Cancer Risk Evaluation

 

Limitation an Exclusions for the 4Kscore

Do not use this test for a patient:

  1) With a previous diagnosis of prostate cancer

  2) That has received a DRE in a previous 96 hours (4Days) before phlebotomy. A DRE performed after      

       phlebotomy is acceptable.

  3) That has received within the previous six (6) months 5-alpha reductase inbitor such as (5-ARI) therapy such as

       Avedaart(R) (dutasteride) or Proscar (R) (finasteride).

  4)  That has undergone within the previous six (6) months any procedure or therapy to treat symptomatic BPH or

        any invasive, urologic procedure that many be associated with a secondary PSA elevation prior to

        phlebotomy.

  5)  That is younger than 40 or older that 80 years of age.

      

  

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescene Immunoassay

Computer Interface Code

PDM # 1759833

Performing Laboratory

BioReference-Genpath