Rapid Prostate Specific Antigen Testing for Detecting Semen Exposure

Description

The ABAcard® p30 test (Abacus Diagnostics, Inc.) was designed for the rapid forensic identification of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in semen. This test has been adapted for use as a semi-quantitative test to detect the PSA protein in female genital secretions as a marker of recent exposure to semen.

Audience

Laboratory professionals

Objectives

At the conclusion of this eLearning, you will be able to:

  • Describe the materials needed to perform the PSA test
  • Test the standards as controls proficiently
  • Explain how to properly extract a specimen from the testing swab
  • Apply the specimen to the testing cards properly
  • Interpret the PSA test for accurate result reporting

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Length of Course

30 Minutes

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Delivery Method

On-demand eLearning

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Sponsoring Agency

CDC

Page last reviewed: October 27, 2017