PCA3 Sample Collection and Preparation
Progensa PCA3 requires only a tiny amount of prostatic RNA in a urine sample. Therefore a 3-stroke digital rectal examination (DRE) is recommended to inform and improve your repeat biopsy decisions.
Apply pressure on the prostate, enough to depress the surface approximately 1 cm from the base to the apex and from the lateral to the mean line for each lobe. Repeat this 3 times per lobe.
*Please place the prepared specimen back into the kit box before mailing to Metamark.
The Progensa® PCA3 assay is provided to Metamark by Hologic.