Tools, Technologies and Training for Healthcare Laboratories

Quality of Laboratory Testing

Part VII: The Quality of PSA Testing

May 2005

The October 2004 issue of Clinical Laboratory Strategies headlined an article “Prostate Cancer Research Declares PSA Era ‘Over’” [1]. Thomas Stamey, who is credited with creating the PSA era, now thinks the test is “all but useless.” Despite this, PSA testing continues across America. Does the performance of this test method match its utility?

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